Facebook is probably one of the most, if not the most, commonly used social networking website. Whether it be for business, finding old friends, or just letting everybody know what you’re doing every moment of the day by posting a status, Facebook is being used. This site has actually changed people’s lives believe it or not! I have seen numerous TV shows where the theme for the day is “Facebook brought me back to my family", as ridiculous as it sounds its true. Facebook is designed to let you search for people over the internet, maybe an old crush from back in high school or a long lost relative, and it allows you to regain contact with them along with the possibility of a new relationship. This site is basically a convenient way to keep in touch with those who you normally wouldn’t converse with in your everyday life.
While all of those sap stories you hear on the Tyra Banks Show about reuniting with a twin sister via Facebook, comes the tragedies. Cyber bullying, rejection, and the ever so popular "creeping, are all major issues that we might have to face when we decide to login into our Facebook accounts. In this day in age, cyber bullying is at an all time high. The things that some kids do to others online is unbelievable, it ranges from posting cruel status, rude picture comments, and insulting wall posts. Let's face it. As teenagers we can be downright mean to each other, and Facebook is providing us with a way to put that negativity out there for everyone to see. Most teenage suicide attempts and successes started with cyber bullying. This site is allowing us to post whatever we have to say about somebody directly on their pictures or wall, without any censoring. Horrible things are said about kids on this website, and sure you can delete a comment, but you can’t take back that person seeing what you wrote. Also, reuniting with somebody over Facebook is a two way street. You can reach out to someone and request them, but in order for a bond to reconnect, they must click accept or reply. What if they don’t want to reconnect or talk to you? Are you willing to feel the pain of rejection? These are questions that should run through your head as you click on “send friend request”. Finally, Facebook has giving us a new favorite past time…creeping. We all do it so don’t even try to deny this fact. Yes, it is fun to look at everyone’s pictures and silly status’, but some people take it to an extreme. This is where stalkers are now born. If your profile isn’t set to private, anybody can look at it…I mean anybody, like someone from Nova Scotia. Everything you put on your profile is out there for anyone to look at, and store onto their computers for use of black mail and fantasy, as gross as that sounds.
Either way you look at it, Facebook has made a huge impact on our society today. In the olden days they would have never had these problems in life, but they also wouldn’t have been able to reconnect with others. Has this site corrupted or helped us in life? Good majorities of you all have Facebooks, so what are your opinions on the topic?