Susan Greenfield claims that Facebook is in part responsible for making a generation that is fixated on their self-image and need constant attention from their peers.
Launched in 2004, Facebook was originally a network made by Harvard Collage students to connect with each other. Since the early days, a lot has changed: Groups, Pages, user-created lists of friend groups and integrated chat to name just a few changes.Facebook has since acquired other companies such as Instagram, Whats App and Oculus VR.During 2015 there was a number of complaints about users having their accounts wrongfully deleted or suspended by Facebook despite not having infringed on any specific terms, Facebook refused to reinstate these accounts without personal identification such as drivers licences or other IDs.Also during this time, and up to today, Facebook persistently prompts users to submit their personal information such as telephone numbers.Despite this, people don’t always consider the What does this mean for you?
Lets start with some of the concerns that people have about social networking in general, and Facebook specifically: Privacy has long been a concern for Facebook users and employees.
It is reported that Facebook currently has more than 1 billion active users, about 3 times more than the number of people who live in the USA.
So, like it or not, Facebook is a big part of all of our lives.
Teens use Facebook to keep in touch with their friends, share memes and often document every minor aspect of their lives with pictures and statuses. Are we being swept up in a global Facebook obsession?
Read on to learn about some of the pros and cons of Facebook.
The best way to protect yourself against this is to only add people who you know. According to Pew Research Center: Facebook is available on mobile phones and other devices.