Social Development Of Facebook

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Facebook is the largest social network in the world today but how did it all begin? It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and some of his fellow college roommates at Harvard University including Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes. The original website was initially limited to Harvard students only, but quickly expanded to additional colleges in the Boston area, other Ivy League schools, and eventually just about every University in North America.

Facebook actually started out in theory on October 23, 2003 when Zuckerberg launched Facemash.com. Facemash allowed his Harvard classmates to compare two student pictures side-by-side to let them decide who was "hot" and who was "not". Mark was able to populate
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The explosive progression of Facebook has led to concerns among parents related to the potential vulnerabilities of providing personal information in such a public manner. Often in everyday life we shape our behavior and appearance in order to determine and control the way that the others perceive us. This behavior trend is part of what sociologists analyze as impression management. Impression management is the effort to control or influence other people 's perceptions. This could be their perception of a certain person, including you, a material possession or an event. The theory goes on to explain that we try to make the perception consistent with our goals. Much of the understanding of the process is attributed to the sociologist Erving Goffman and his book, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. Goffman’s analysis of social interactions as dramaturgical performances can be applied to humans’ social interactions online as part of social network …show more content…
We live in a society where social media now consumes our every waking moment and has become a distraction in social settings. There used to be a time when dinnertime was an opportunity to catch up with friends and family. Now at dinner people are checking their Email, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Currently we seem to always be online looking into the lives of each other through social network, or playing games on our phones. Social media and technology make it effortless for people to get a glimpse into the lives of those around them, yet does not actually drive them to give the people around them the socialization that they would obtain through face-to-face

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