It’s nearly impossible in this day and age not to know about Facebook. Facebook is a social network site that started out strictly for college students and was available by invitation only. Now, it is a cultural phenomenon stretching across the globe. With more worldwide users than MySpace, Facebook has taken hold as undisputable leader amongst social networking sites.
The network is made up of hundreds of separate networks based around schools, businesses and regions. Although registration is now open to the public, the site still caters to a college and high school demographic focusing on networking through groups and social activism.
Profiles allow users to post pictures, comments, blogs and apps. Additionally, it has some of the best privacy options on the web. Facebook really encouraged using the site to foster relationships with people you already know, or friends of friends. Within hours, we were already in touch with scores of old friends, relatives and acquaintances.
The only real griping we could do concerns Facebook’s lack of customization options. However, most users like the design and uniform feel of the site the way it is. Choosing between MySpace and Facebook is really a matter of interface preference and going to where your friends are. But, if you’re new to the whole social networking thing, Facebook is the place to be.
Facebook is a great social networking website that doesn’t waste time with fluorescent eye candy. This is a no-nonsense site with plenty of networking options, and with the open source apps and friendly atmosphere you really can’t go wrong.
Additionally, this is one site we felt the safest on. While most people have accounts with both Facebook and MySpace, Facebook reigns as the go-to site for staying in touch with friends and family, reuniting with old friends, and meeting new friends. If you’re still not on the Facebook bandwagon, we just have one question: what are you waiting for?