Facebook is a popular free social networking website. It allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and videos, send messages, and keep in touch with friends, family, and business associates. It is the largest of The Networking site. The sits are available in 37 different languages.
History: Facebook is founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. Originally a social network for students of Harvard University, it became a hit on campus and expected to other Colleges. In 2005, Facebook opened itself to high school and in 2006, it was open to everyone. Since then, it has expected tremendous growth, in terms of Global popularity.
Reasons for Popularity
Facebook is now the most popular social network in the world. A few keys to Facebook,s success I’m its ability to appeal to both people and business, the success of -connected ability to reach out to the rest of the web, and provide a single length that works across multiple sites.
There are many advantages of Facebook. It helps us to find new and old friends. Secondly, it helps us to share our idea with our friends -We can update our status, share pictures, videos, music, and more. Thirdly, it helps in business promotion thought Advertisements and fans page, fourthly, we can discuss with our friends about our classes, if we didn’t attend them. So we need not ring our friends up to ask what happened in classes when we were on leave. Moreover, using Facebook’s group chat feature, we can chat in a group without meeting our friends. Finally, we can say, it is a boredom killer.
Disadvantages of Facebook
Facebook is not without disadvantages. The first against Facebook is that it is Time consumers. Most people find after becoming a member that Internation tends to become time-consuming. moreover, some people find once they’ve become immersed in the Facebook cultural they became addicted. It hampers Their personal works. Besides these, sometimes Facebook is used to create chaos and anarchy in society. It hampers peace in society.
In fact, Facebook is a gift if we use it in the right way otherwise it will indeed be an enemy. So let’s use it wisely.
The use of Facebook as a global classroom
A lot of teachers today feel that since the usage of Facebook is very familiar with students across the glow, I may prove to provide an upper hand in their education if used properly. Teachers and students may become friends. That way, the teacher may know a lot about their student personally. the student-teacher interaction which may note plausible in the classroom may be made possible online.
Teachers and students can post study related videos and articles on their wall, for other students to view and learn. if students and teachers are Facebook friends, Students will e able to ask doubts any time and get clarified based on the availability of the staff online. If the topics and dates of submission for assignments are posted on it would e convenient for both the staff and the student. This networking may create an onding between the preacher and the preached that may note possible in today’s classrooms.