In February 2004 Mark Zuckerberg founded what was going to be the largest social network worldwide, Facebook. Every second someone clicks, likes a status, chats and shares pictures. The development of Facebook's function in daily life is amazing and fascinating. News spread faster here than on any other international news channel. With more than 800 million active users, where more than 350 million of them currently access Facebook through their mobile devices, there is no doubt that the website plays a huge role in the international society. For example when Apple founder Steve Jobs tragically died last week, updates like "rip Steve Jobs" was all over Facebook's news feed.
To learn more about the social medias, Sandvika High School invited Cecilie Staude, a lecturer from BI. She taught us some wise things to have in mind when you expose yourself to the internet. Among them were: some updates are appropriate to share, but some things just aren't. A quite good example is negative updates about your job, which can be unfortunate for your work situation. Since the internet has become an "online cv", employers can read what you write.
In the fall of 2008 I signed in on Facebook for the first time. I can't really remember how I used Facebook back then, but now I use it every day. Mostly for chatting, but I do also check out pictures and updates. Arrangements , achievements, school work and happenings are announced on Facebook as well. The development Facebook has had since it was founded is huge. Before, the website was made for chatting and sharing pictures. Now it is a platform used for advertising, communication, demonstrations and so much more. Some even say that if you don't have Facebook, you are lost. I think that this quote speaks for itself, how could it be that we have become so addicted to social medias?