Tuesday, October 18, 2011

To Facebook or Not to Facebook?

Facebook is very popular for every age group around the world. Social networking in general has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years and is still on the rise. After reading an article in the New York Times, I learned somethings that the average user doesn't know.
  • Facebook takes all the information of its users and sells that information to various companies. This allows the companies to make more specific ads, which Facebook then shows those ads to you that they think you will be more apt to buy. In short, they sell you to the industries, so the industries can sell their products to you, but you only see the products that they think you will like.
  • Facebook isn't all bad though. It's a great way to meet up with old friends and communicate with current ones.
  • The article really showed me that Facebook can affect ones perspective on the world if you are not careful and understand the whole picture. Don't get me wrong, I like Facebook and think it's a good way to connect with the rest of the world.

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