I know, I know, I know. I am yet again writing about facebook. Well I could write about Japan. But I really love Japan and writing about the earthquake and nuclear situation makes me sad.
Besides is Facebook not one of the biggest websites out there? The Answer is yes so you know.
Now. Shall we get to the point?
The Globe and Mail recently covered some of the effects of Facebook along with the increasing use of technology, the interviewer or speaker says: "Its getting younger and younger." I totally agree. How much kids on facebook do you think actually joined when they turned 13? There is Kids younger than that on there trust me.
To see more, The link above will take you to the coverage.
Not only does Facebook effect kids. It can also effect you getting a job. Really? Yes really, Since these days many job employers will "Stalk." Your myspace and facebook to find out about you.
And it can effect your real life too. Ever heard of addiction?
- being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
- an abnormally strong craving
Well technically being 'addicted' to facebook is more like the second definition. A strong craving.
Some people have Facebook linked to their cell phones so they can constantly check their status updates. Sometimes it gets so bad that people "LIVE" on facebook.
Even bidding their friends "Good Night." And rushing right in the morning to check their facebook updates and comments.
Being "Addicted" to Facebook is more or less a "Effect" of facebook. Or in this case Facebook over usage. Sometimes Facebook members will use the website as a "Popularity Contest." Ie: Who gets the most likes:
Or a way to raise their own self-esteem. Ie: Post a picture of yourself and whine "I"m Ugly, " In only to have your friends come with their snazzy lines saying "Your Gorgeous. " And such.
Though Facebook is a GREAT THING. It can have it downsides. Not that the creator intended it to have these downsides. It more downsides the users have created themselves.