When I arrive home from school, I always deal with the same problem. In my mind, I have this master plan to start my homework the minute I get home. That way, I can actually get to bed at a decent time on a school night (for once in my life). But then, I make the worst mistake I could possibly make. I say to myself "Oh, I'll just go check my Facebook for a few minutes. No big deal!" Worst. Idea. Ever. Before I know it, two and a haft hours have gone by and there I am... still creepin the book. It really doesn't seem like a big deal, but i'm sure most of you can relate. Now I wouldn't call myself addicted, I just think of it as a clever way of spending my precious homework and study time. So this little problem of mine got me thinking... why are people these days so obsessed with Facebook and other networking sites?
According to Facebook, there are more that 500 million active users as of 2010. 50% of those people log on at least one time during a given day. Also, people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook. Now thats a lot of people and a lot of time on just one website. Keep in mind, that Facebook has only been around since February of 2004. Since this popular social networking site is still relatively new, maybe people are just interested and excited about this new technology. Having a website available to reconnect with people free of charge is definitely going to cause some hype. It is no doubt a genius idea, but I just wonder what people are actually using it for? Are they using it for business, pleasure, fun, or just plan creeping? It is just something to think about. Facebook has made a major impact on society around the world in such a short period of time. It is hard to say what the future holds for Facebook, because right now it seems to look like the sky is the limit.
As for all of you- What do you think of Facebook, and if you have one, why do you?. Mine is to spend pointless time looking at what other people are doing and tons of pictures from everyone and anyone. Not gonna lie. We all have our reasons, what's yours?