In recent years an impressive number of youth have taken to joining popular online social networking service (SNS) websites. One of the most famous and prosperous of these is Facebook.com. Every day 175million people logon Facebook and currently there are over 400 million Facebook users in the world. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Since September 2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid e-mail address can become a Facebook user.
My first experience with Facebook was when I bought my Blackberry curve and noticed that it had a little icon for Facebook on the main screen, last year. At that time, I was very against the idea of Facebook. Never thinking how much it could do for me I never even bothered to explore more into it. Later that year I decided to join a fraternity at the college I was attending, and right away everyone approached me and said we could not find you on Facebook. The fact that all of these people were connected on Facebook started to catch my curiosity and made me feel almost pressured into getting an account. Eventually later in the semester I broke down and signed up for one to see what all the fuss was about. Obtaining a Facebook account was much easier than I thought. The next step was to figure out what in the world I was supposed to do with this website that everyone and their brother was addicted to. Facebook makes it easy for the user to get connected with people they may know. When you first start your account it identifies where you are going to college, and it also asks where and when you went to high school. It then forms a list of potential people that would be the same age as you that you may or may not know. I graduated high school in 2009 and was amazed that in the matter of minutes it had located all of my long lost friends from high school.
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