Facebook : A New Era Of Social Media Essay

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On December 1st, 2015, after the facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed to donate 99% of

his facebook shares for charity, the eyes of the world focused again on this young and successful

entrepreneur. On February 4, 2004 in a normal college domitory, Harvard College’s sophomore

Mark and his roomates launched the website of Facebook, which started a new era of social media

and in some sense transformed people’s way of life. With more than 10 years of development,

Facebook has become not only a platform for people to chat with each other online, but a big stage

where people around the world share everything of their lives. As facebook has become one of the

most popular social media in the world, I want to dicuss the benefits and drawbacks of it. Also, as

an ordinary user, I would like to propose some personal suggestions to facebook, which I believe

could make it become an even better social media.

Firstly, before talking about its specific benefits, let’s see what exactly functions facebook has.

On August 22, 2006, “Facebook Notes” was first introduced. It is a blogging feature that allowed

users to post words and images within a friends’ circle. “Facebook Chat” was added on April 6,

2008. It is a Comet-based instant messaging application which allows users to communicate with

other Facebook users in a way similar in functionality to instant messaging software. On May 14,

2007, Facebook launched Marketplace, which lets users post free…

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