Monday, February 23, 2009


EAP2 Jiachen Zong
Today, “Facebook is widely used among students and it is becoming more and more popular around world. Facebook is probably the social network that has the broadest audience and the most community functionality of any of the big services right now. You can find large numbers of college students, people working in the technology industry, and many people in the 20 – 40 year old range; however, I am starting to see anecdotal evidence of some people in the older age ranges starting to join Facebook”(Dawn, 2008). “Facebook is a a social networking Web site, it had the largest number of registered users among college- focused sites with over 30 million members worldwide, it ranked between top 10–20 web sites, and it is seventh most visited site in the US (Wikipedia), A centre of expertise in digital information management” (Lisbk, 2007). “Facebook was originally developed for college students to connect, so it has a more informal, social air than you find on LinkedIn. Now open to anyone, you will still find that Facebook is the preferred network for Millenials who see the encroachment of Boomers and, to a lesser extent, Gen X into the network as cause for some alarm. Facebook combines the personal and the professional. Members can play games, join groups, share photos, and send each other virtual “gifts.” This is the network where you’re most likely to see both pictures of someone’s weekend activities, as well as a link to their online portfolio or professional website. Many companies are using Facebook as a recruitment tool for Gen Y, while college and university professors are exploring its use for their classes” (Martin, M 2008). “The Facebook social network has revolutionised keeping in touch over the internet. Friends and family can now connect with each other in a network of relationships, sending emails, playing trivia quizzes and games, sharing photos and generally having casual day-to-day contact that is often difficult due to geographical distances and busy lifestyles” (Whelan, S. 2008).

The way can we benefit from Facebook is we can cha with our friends and share our own interesting things on Facebook such as experience and photos.

Facebook is only for personal account, not for the company. According to Craig (2008), I agree that you should keep your personal account separate from the company page account, and the company page should be casual if not fun and engaging with the fans. Facebook is not meant to be a dull way to communicate, and neither should the page for your company.

Facebook is not only an entertaining system but also a communal platform. According to Patrick (2009), these notes aren't only informative and entertaining, but they also build community. In a real way, they're the literature of democracy.

Facebook may make people intoxicated in it even though people know they don’t follow their regulatory schedule. According to Robert (2009), that's the thing about "25 Random Things About Me": Once you stop being annoyed you realize that, at its best, it's one of the more compelling -- and, yes, even oddly inspiring -- wastes of time to hit the Web in years.
According to Claire (2009), “it's just so stupid”. Most people aren't funny, they aren't insightful, and they share way too much. Facebook is a loose social network. I really don’t agree with his argument. I saw many students using Facebook in computer lab. That means people are getting more comfortableto using Facebook.
In conclusion, Facebook brings us a lot of fun and make our lives various. We should propagate Facebook with our friends so that we can keep in touch.
Suddath, C. (February 5, 2009). 25 things I didn’t want to know about you, Time Magazine online.

Reardon, P. (February 17, 2009). Facebook’s “25 things” are life stories in miniature,

Lanham, R. (February 7, 2009). The random beauty of “25 random things.”

Dawn. (September 25, 2008). Introduction to Facebook for Companies and Organizations.

Lisbk (2007). Introduction To Facebook: Opportunities and Challenges For The Institution - Presentation Transcript, Slideshare.

Whelan, S. (January 15, 2008). An Introduction to Facebook for Beginners,

Martin, M. (September 29, 2008). Introduction to Facebook. Work Literacy.