Go ahead and think about your friends, family members or co workers and try to determine if any of them aren't on Facebook. Chances are, that total is terribly low.
And for those who believe social media is only for the younger demographic, you'll be surprised to know that the number of 55 and up members has grown exponentially in recent years, suggesting that even your great aunt in Arizona isn't opposed to a status update.
But as much as Facebook specifically has changed how the world interacts and has done plenty of positives since its inception, some would argue that the social media site reeks of annoyance and pretentiousness.
Facebook, for all its ills, has done a miraculous job of connecting people in a variety of ways. You may have lost contact with a good friend and realize that finding them isn't quite as difficult as it once was. Facebook also creates new friendships that are bred out of meeting someone online who can empathize with a situation you're faced with as you reach out for advice, and end up finding exactly what, and who, you're looking for to achieve the direction and solace you want (think of those who are ill and sick that believe they're the only ones out there who are struggling; much like a support group you can create through social media).
Beyond those examples, however, Facebook really hits a nerve with the masses as being as more about giving everyone their 15 minutes of fame that they subsequently turn into day after day of random, inane postings about the most inconsequential aspects of their life. Furthermore, the element of privacy and person experiences ceases to exist for those who use Facebook as their own personal podium to deliver a play by play that doesn't really need revealed.
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