Individuals of all ages enjoy meeting and communicating with other Internet users. Despite the fact that people of all ages use the Internet to socialize, there are certain groups of people who do so more than others. These groups of people include students, both high school and college students. For this reason, it is only fitting that there is a social networking website that focuses on these specific individuals. This networking website is known as Facebook.
Facebook may not be as well known as other popular social networking websites such as Yahoo! 360 or MySpace, but it is still very popular. This popularity is mostly found among high school and college students, as Facebook focuses mainly on these individuals. Facebook requires you to sign up for a specific network. This network can include either the high school or college you attended or are currently attending. Once you join the site, you should easily be able to connect with others who are in the same network.
The network you join can be considered an advantage of Facebook, but it can also be considered a disadvantage. You see, Facebook does not work like most other social networking sites. Instead of being able to communicate with everyone on the site, you are limited to contacting those in your specific network, which is the high school or college you have chosen. The makers of the Facebook state that this is for your own safety. Although it is safer that your profile and personal information can only be seen by a small number of people, you may not necessarily want that.
Although much of the attention is focused on students, Facebook has added another popular feature to its site. This feature is workplace networks. By joining a specific workplace network, you gain access to other community members who work for the same company as you. This feature is very useful, especially since many companies have become large corporations or have spread out across the country. You may be able to connect and become friends with a remote colleague you never knew you had.
Another aspect of Facebook that you may find uncomfortable is the lack of information available before you decide to become a member of the community. When looking at the online website that can be found at www.facebook.com, it is hard to tell if the site is free to use or not. Most online social networking sites disclose this upfront, but Facebook does not. Aside from the price, you should easily be able to get additional information about Facebook before you make the decision to become a member. This additional information can include how Facebook works, why you should become a member, how the invitation process works, and what the general rules and restrictions are.
If you are interested in joining the Facebook community, you should do what you should do with all other social networking sites: research. By taking the time to research and investigate everything Facebook has to offer, you should be able to decide whether or not this popular networking community is what you have been looking for. There's a good chance it is, but if it's not, do not worry. There are literally an unlimited number of other social networking sites that you can join.
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