Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks on the Internet. Nowadays, millions of people use Facebook and they spend their time on Facebook. Do you know the history of Facebook? Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg who studied in Harward University on 4th of February in 2004. Six years later, the site became one of the biggest web sites in the world, visited by 400 million people a month. He was only 19 years old when he founded this social network. This wasn’t the first site of

Zuckerberg because his first website was called facemash’ ,and it had information and pictures about Harvard Universitys students. However,facemash was closed by the university because he used the information and pictures without permission. After that, Zuckerberg took a break and started to work on his new project. He provided users with facilities such as adding their friends,uploading their photos, and communicating with their friends, and he named this website thefacebook. Facebook came from “paper facebook”. The universities in the USA have such a form that students and teachers fill to introduce themselves.

At first,only Harvard University’s students could use thefacebook, but after a short time it spreaded almost all high schools, universities and companies in Boston. After that,it spreaded quickly to other places, too. Finally,in 2006,facebook opened for all the people who have email addresses. According to some researches in 2009,Facebook is one of the most clicked websites. %60 of its users are usually online on Facebook veryday and according to the Facebook official Chris Hughes;people spend their time avarage 19 minutes on Facebook.

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. Now,’ want to talk about Facebooks advantages and disadvantages. Advantages People who use facebook can communicate with their friends and relatives easily. Facebook enables people to make new friends. People connect to facebook everywhere, they use facebook on their mobile phones, too.

People can share their photos,videos and status. Also,they can find their old friends and communicate with them. In facebook,there are a lot of pages that are about movies,books,celebrities,brands people can find everything that they want. I think the most important value of facebook is that people can be aware of the world. Disadvantages I can tell the disadvantages under three titles. Time Consuming: After becoming a member of Facebook,most people waste their ime on the Internet,and this problem brings a lot of problems into our lives.

Spending too much time on a single website with nothing else to show at the end of the day may be a huge disadvantage. Facebook Addiction: People should be careful when they use Facebook because using Facebook for a long time becomes an addiction. Especially children and their parents should be careful about this problem. Privacy Considerations: People share their special photos,information etc. Therefore,people should organize their privacy settings carefully; otherwise, other

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