- Positives of using Facebook
Facebook is one of the most popular social networking websites available as it is used by people all over the world, to the extent that practically everyone that you know will have a profile on there. It has many different functions which allow you to leave private inbox messages to your friends, post on their walls or post statuses, images and links on your own profile for other people to see and interact with.
Facebook can be great to bust a bit of boredom and give you a quick way of communicating with your friends. Instead of having to ring round and ask each friend individually if they are free for an event or a get together, you can instead use the group chat functions on Facebook to talk to all of your friends in one box.
- Negatives of using Facebook
If you are using Facebook around the time that you have exams, you may find that you get incredibly distracted from your studies when you really need to be concentrating, because of Facebook. It is really easy to just sit at your computer and mindlessly press refresh over actually revising for something and really having to think about it.
Facebook can lead you to give out far too much personal information about yourself, meaning that strangers can find out your personal details without having to even talk to you. This can be bad if you are a young person using the website, as cyber bullies or pedophiles may be able to get in touch with you and manipulate you.