On the eve of Facebook’s tenth birthday, reports show that Facebook is more popular than ever before. Facebook is used by 57 percent of adults, and of adults that use the Internet 70 percent have Facebook. As far as teenagers 70 percent have one, and 64 percent of Facebook users use the social media site everyday. All together Facebook has more than 1.2 billion users and is the most used social media platform in the world.
People like Facebook for all sorts of different reasons. For example they love to stay connected to friends on one easy platform where everyone is easily accessed to all at once. The can stay up to date on what is going on in their friend lives and see photos of people they don’t get to see everyday. They also like to see that their photos and updates get noticed and gain attention.
One downside to Facebook is that it creates anxiety and fear of missing out on social activities. Facebook shows you through pictures and comments what everyone is doing with their free time and if you aren’t invited to those social gatherings you will discover that through it. It also reminds you of the fun you missed out on when you’re unable to attend an activity. Some people don’t like Facebook because of this, while most, eighty-four percent, say this doesn’t bother them at all.
Recently there has been much talk that Facebook is loosing its popularity. Some think that people are leaving in order to go to newer social media platforms. This couldn’t be farther from the truth however. People are using some newer social media platforms, but they are still using Facebook as their main platform. People also believe that with so many older adults joining Facebook, that the younger generation thinks it is loosing its “cool” factor. The records show however that 70 percent of teenagers are still using Facebook. So whether or not teens like having their parents on Facebook, they are still using the social media site.
Facebook is everywhere. When individuals don’t have an account they still say they still are interacting with it with everyone around them having accounts. More than half of people, who are not Facebook users, live with someone who is. Facebook has gone a long way over the last ten years. Originally only Harvard University individuals could join, then other Ivy League schools could join, then all college students, then high school students, then adults, then middle school students. Eventually everyone was able to join Facebook, with some dogs even having accounts.
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