Addiction of Using Facebook

Addiction of Using Facebook

  • Submitted By: serung
  • Date Submitted: 01/24/2011 10:02 AM
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Words: 333
  • Page: 2
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To study the addiction of using facebook.

Facebook is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users can add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks organized by city, workplace, and school or college. The website's name stems from the colloquial name of books given at the start of the academic year by university administrations with the intention of helping students to get to know each other better.
Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes while he was a student at Harvard University. The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 350 million active users worldwide.
Facebook has met with some controversy. It has been blocked intermittently in several countries including Syria, China, Vietnam, and Iran. It has also been banned at many places of work to discourage employees from wasting time using the service. Privacy has also been an issue, and it has been compromised several times. Facebook settled a lawsuit regarding claims over source code and intellectual property. The site has also been involved in controversy over the sale of fans and friends.
A January 2009, study ranked Facebook as the most used social network by worldwide monthly active users, followed by MySpace. And now many people will surfing facebook everyday without realize that they are been addicted on using facebook.

Problem statement
Nowadays, there are a lot of people including teenager, father and mother, and...

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