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Facebook – My Favourite Social Networking Site When I’m Not Tweeting

by EzyBlogger on May 15, 2009 · 9 comments · Social Media


Facebook - My Favourite Social Networking Site When I'm Not Tweeting

Facebook is one of the top of social networking sites on the Internet.

The site was founded by a Harvard University student named Mark Zuckerberg who began the site as a way for students at the university to network with each other. This limited social networking site eventually expanded to include campuses in the Boston area.

Soon even that was not enough.

Facebook became the number one tool for social networking on college campuses. After seeing much success, the owner of Facebook opened the site up to high school students and then eventually to anyone who is over the age of 13.

Since 2004, Facebook has grown to include more than 200 million active users. These users are located throughout the United States and worldwide. The main appeal of the website is that people can search for their friends, coworkers, and family members and as them as friends. People can also search for new friends according to what networks they belong to. Networks can include colleges, high schools, places of business, and geographical locations.

Users of Facebook have a number of options to communicate with their list of friends. In a similar way to Twitter, Facebook users can update their status and let their friends know what they are up to. Friends can also communicate public messages on another user’s wall. Private messages are sent to the user’s on site inbox.

A surge in the number of affiliated applications have also provided additional ways to communicate between friends. These applications are used for giving virtual gifts, displaying favorite sports teams or televisions shows, and sharing other fun information.

Facebook also has a number of features that allows for a more business approach to using the social networking site. The Notes section of Facebook allows people to write open messages for all of their friends to see. The Notes section also provides a way to share updates from any RSS feed from a blog.

The marketplace on Facebook works similarly to Craigslist. Users can post an ad to sell a product or service, buy a product or service, and announce events. The the option to create groups is another way for users to create a buzz for a brand, promote a business, or just meet people with similar interests.

Facebook does also have its share of drawbacks. The site has experienced privacy issues in the past. The website has also been used by businesses to discover more about potential employees, which has led to many people being turned down for jobs because of the content on their Facebook page. But with additions to the choice of privacy settings, Facebook has continued to evolve to meet the needs of all its users.

Even with the problems that can occur with a Facebook account, millions of people have successfully used the site to connect with friends, far away family members, and even new customers for business.

As the site continues to grow, users are constantly finding better ways to utilize this remarkable social networking tool.

When I’m not tweeting, you can find me at my Facebook account.

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1 Kevin Quinlan May 17, 2009 at 10:48 PM

When I created a facebook site for one of my blogs I was shocked by how quickly the traffic grew. People just seem to join even if you do not know the person at all. I had about 50 in a week all of which translated to more traffic to the blog so I agree, facebook is a great way to go to market.

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2 EzyBlogger May 17, 2009 at 10:56 PM

Currently my blog top referrer are Twitter, Facebook and BlogCatalog.

Yes, you can get good traffic from social media if used correctly.

Thanks for visiting Kevin.

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3 make money blogging May 18, 2009 at 12:37 PM

I also like it ,but I like xiaonei.com better than it .Because there are many of my classmates.

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4 Regie May 22, 2009 at 9:07 AM

I also love facebook. :)

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5 EzyBlogger May 22, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Twitter, facebook and friendfeed are my top favourites.

I’m begining to hate blogcatalog.

The users there are only concern about changing adsense clicks. Hated that.

They will just get their adsense account banned by doing that.

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6 MaCo May 24, 2009 at 8:14 AM

so do I, it is very interesting social media

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7 Extreme John June 1, 2009 at 3:17 AM

Facebook is an excellent tool in promoting any business or blog, excellent detailed article. Very nice.

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8 roseliabubakar June 2, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Thanks @MaCo and @Extreme John for the comments.

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