Essay about Facebook And The Good Old Facebook Creation Story

753 Words Jul 14th, 2015 4 Pages
Ever since the creation of Facebook, people have slowly become addicted to putting their lives online. Facebook was originally created to allow one to stay in contact with friends. The past few years, though, it has been used to let everybody know how one is feeling and what one is doing every second of everyday through what is known as a status update. A status update is when one posts about who, what, when, where, and why of one’s life. The most common update usually involves the following: “Hanging out with (insert friend’s name) at (insert location).” There are advantages and disadvantages to having a Facebook account.
Every individual knows the good old Facebook creation story. Mark Zuckerberg created it in February 4, 2004 while he was attending Harvard University. Mr. Zuckerberg created it as a place for him and his classmates to connect. He never intended on having it turn into this mass social giant. In 2007, at the age of 23, Zuckerberg became a billionaire as a result of Facebook 's success. The number of Facebook users “worldwide reached a total of one billion in 2012”. How does Facebook have that many people, you may ask. Well simply because it is a simple way to stay in touch with friends and family. It allows one to keep others updated on one’s daily life. It is also a good time waster with all the games it has been adding onto the site recently. But how is Facebook useful?
Certainly, there are advantages to Facebook. With the Internet becoming an essential…

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