media analysis - Jennifer Jacob Unit 2 Final draft March 9...

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Jennifer Jacob Unit 2 Final draft March 9, 2010 Facebook: Fact or Fiction? Social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter play an immense role in our day and age. Since 2004, when social networking sites first became popular, all of these sites have evolved and have become all the rage. Facebook started out as a site made specifically for college students. It then evolved to include businesses to help network and advertise. Today anyone with an email address can access Facebook. There are currently over four hundred million users on Facebook. I can’t tell you how many hours I have wasted while sitting in front of my computer on a social networking site chatting with old friends, playing games, looking at funny bumper stickers, or reading my friends status’. There are many pros and cons to these types of websites but the question is, “How real are these social networking sites?” Facebook can be a very useful tool in our lives. It enables people to stay in touch with family and friends who live far away or you just don’t see as often as you would like. I have found Facebook to be a great way to let my family know what is going on in my life. I have a lot of family members who live all over the country and Facebook has made it possible for them to see pictures and videos of my daughter and myself. This makes my family feel that they are not left out from our lives. I have also used Facebook to contact old friends from high school and keep in touch with friends I met in South Carolina while living there. Facebook helps people
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