The Facebook Society
Facebook is changing the way we communicate in our everyday lives. It is very simple to create a Facebook account. The way you communicate is through your own personal wall. On the wall, you can say what is on your mind making this a groundbreaking new way to communicate with friends. This kind of society can be a functionalistic community, where everyone has a part in making Facebook run smoothly.
Facebook allows for interaction of people who know nothing more than each other’s names to indulge in everyday communication. To collect friends you have to request them if they already have an account. There is no limit on the amount of friends you may have, or the number of people that can join Facebook, and it is this enormous social community mixed with hundreds of links to people’s profiles and albums that makes it easy to lose track of time. The individual chats on your wall with only the friends you have requested fit into an interactional society. Now you can even access your Facebook from your cell phone or iPod, which makes this social trend even more available. This ease of access, combined with the addictiveness of Facebook that has created an artificial society that thrives in cyber space.
Facebook has created a false society, based on social activities, that communicates better than the ones we live in. Facebook also allows you to have a window into your friends’ lives through the pictures they post in their profile. Facebook will never replace a way to learn someone’s actual personality. Today, we base friendships on a social networking website. This false sense of friendship can become dangerous to the youth if people are not careful. A child, who grows up using Facebook, or other social networking sites, as their main source of communication, may have a hard time developing social skills they will need in the future. This decline in people skills may lead to a world where people would rather write on your “wall” than have a...