Facebook Research Paper

4465 Words Mar 27th, 2011 18 Pages
Introduction

1.1 Background Facebook is a social networking site which was launched on February 2004 “by some college students Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes as a site for Harvard students. Shortly after, it expanded to any college student with an .edu e-mail account. Between Fall 2005 and Fall 2006, Facebook expanded to high school networks, first, work networks, later, and, eventually, to Internet users in general.” (Valenzuela, Park, & F. Kee, K, 2008. p. 5). Nowadays, Facebook is the most effective means of communication. Similar to other social networking websites people their own account of Facebook where they give their personal information like gender, birth date, hometown, religion, political views,
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From this research people will know whether Facebook has an absolute negative impact on the teens or there are some positive aspects too. First of all, I will demonstrate that teenagers are most likely wasting their bulk time with Facebook. They are spending more time to access or log in Facebook compared to their academic books. Secondly, there are some other issues like teenagers getting involved in unhealthy relationships or stalked by the hackers or blackmailers. As younger people are the common users of Facebook, they are being unsafely open to the entire society through pictures, a videos and comments without proper privacy.
Alternatively I will also expose whether Facebook confers some beneficial impacts too on the society due to the simplification of communication. Therefore, this research will help to figure out the role of Facebook in the teenagers’ lives.
1.4 Methodology For this research I am using two types of methods. First is primary method and another is secondary method. In primary method I will conduct a survey with a sample size of twenty teenagers who are 14-18 years old and most of them were O’ level or A’ level and some were school students. Along with the survey I will take some personal interviews of two teenagers and one parent to ensure that my hypothesis is correct if I don’t get honest answers and also some case studies of some people’s personal experience. In secondary method I will mention some newspaper

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