Facebook is a for-profit corporation and online social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, United States. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
Since the development of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg, it has recorded billions of users. This is one of the biggest social media in history, because it connects people together and readily disperses information. Facebook has made many single people married; it also provided jobs for thousands of people as well as scholarships. It plays an integral role in the lives of human, by sharing valuable pieces of information across the world.
Just like a two sided coin, it has few bad effects on human’s perspectives. The first perspective is the like button. This button has affected many people’s view on the word “Like”, according to the dictionary, to like means to derive pleasure of, or to enjoy. But, this meaning has been infiltrated by Facebook, and it is unconsciously preaching more harm than good in the lives of Facebook users. For instance, a post was published about a bad incident that took innocent lives, and people tend to hit the like button. This can be inferred that people love catastrophic incidents, or they no longer hold the dictionary meaning of like to heart.
People tend to do more stupid things on Facebook, like snapping indecent pictures, capturing mishaps of people in public, making callous statements, or supporting inhumane ideas, to get more likes or popularity at the detriment of the society. Nowadays, you find little help from people when encountered with mishaps, and more laughter and snapshots. All the credits go to Facebook and other similar social media networks.
The second aspect is Facebook evangelism practiced mostly by Christians and Muslims all over the world. This act is perceived, welcomed and practiced by many people, but it has little or no good in it. From the religious and rational perspective, it is totally wrong, but to Facebook it is divine. Why on earth should you threaten a person to type Amen all in the name of religion? As humans, God gave us the gift of choice and we are free to choose, without any threat attached. It is now a tradition on Facebook to threaten people with death or mishap to say Amen to prayers, or share religious content.
Finally, lies and envy are the basis of Facebook and other social media networks all around the world. People see nothing bad in lying about where they are residing or working. With the advent of these media, most humans live in two different worlds; the real world, and the social media world.
In conclusion, use Facebook or other social media services, meticulously. Always be yourself, and stick with your beliefs no matter how alluring the trend seems.
Written By: Lawrence Micheals