(a) What is Facebook? (b) How does it contribute to maintaining relationships among people? (c) What things are needed to use Facebook? (d) What are its function and utilities? (e) What are its ‘disadvantages?
Facebook is an internet-based social network connecting people worldwide and everybody having an internet connection may have access to it. Facebook nowadays contributes much to maintaining social and friendly relationships between people living far and near. Any person who wishes to be a Facebook member needs first to have an internet connection and then to sign up with personal details and secret passwords to ensure privacy and security. Any person can search for their friends as well as near and dear ones online and can send an invitation. If the invitation is once accepted they become friends in terms of Facebook and can share everything each other stored on their Facebook. Facebook allows us to make numerous albums and upload photos and documents and make friendship with a lot of people. Any Facebook member can write comments on their status, on other members’ status and photos, etc. Facebook provides online chatting as well. With the help of Facebook, we can easily find out our long-lost friends as well as near and dear ones who are already Facebook members. It can be used to raise awareness and share news among the members. However, Facebook has some disadvantages as well. Crooked people may upload obscene and objectionable photos and comments. Besides these negative aspects, Facebook has brought a great change to modern civilization.