My Facebook use peaked when I first joined in 2009. At that time, it was used for almost the sole purpose of letting all the other kids in middle school know exactly what you were doing that day, who you were with, and to “text” or “don’t text.” But now, one scroll through Facebook and […]Read more "What if Facebook was a Happy Place?"
I believe that Facebook has changed a lot over the years. It started as a website where you could talk to your friends online, and now, it’s a space for all kinds of information including the news. It was surprising to me that almost half of all adults in the U.S. (44 percent) get their […]Read more "What Facebook Could Do About ‘Fake News’ Issues"
Facebook has exploded since I made my first photo album on the social media platform back in eighth grade. About eight years later, Facebook’s non-threatening interface and promise of instant communication gratification has people all over the world logging on. With 2 billion users, Facebook has a population larger than any country in the world. […]Read more "Who Runs the World? Facebook"
The biggest change I have noticed in Facebook over recent years is the addition of news being reported on the platform. Before, news was completely controlled by the media, and each story went through multiple checkpoints before going live. Now with reporting being done on Facebook, all news stories look similar and it is much […]Read more "Why I Think The Answer To Fixing Fake News Is Not In Facebook"
10 years ago, when I heard the word “Facebook”, I thought of a trending social network where I shared pictures with my friends and family. Now a days, I think of a much more complex database in which people express their strong opinions through comments, shared links, statuses, etc. which can result in negative feedback. […]Read more "“Fixing” Facebook One Step At A Time!"
When I first started using Facebook in seventh or eighth grade, it was only a platform for interacting and staying in touch with friends. I used the site to post daily status updates and added pictures to my “Muploads” album from my Blackberry. It wasn’t until three or four years ago that Facebook’s direction shifted. […]Read more "Twelve years later… what is Facebook?"
In 2008, my mom allowed me to create a Facebook profile for my twelfth birthday. I remember it being such a big deal because all my friends had them, and I could not wait to start sharing pictures, posting angsty song lyrics as my status, and finally stop updating my AIM away message. That’s what […]Read more "Un-Friending Facebook"
Over the years, the role of Facebook has changed drastically. When we were in middle school and high school Facebook was used to connect people. You could like your friends posts, post on their wall, create Facebook groups to communicate before group texts were even invented. It used to be the go to way for […]Read more "Facebook Could be the new Facebook"
In 2003 Mark Zuckerberg created ‘Facemash’, an early way for college students to interact, a network that I was too young to be familiar at the time. In the 15 years since its inception, Zuckerberg’s brainchild has evolved significantly, becoming a network used by over 2 billion people worldwide. I have witnessed some of the […]Read more "“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”"
Facebook occupies a curious slot in the timeline of social media: old enough that younger millenials might not remember a time without it, young enough that many might consider a relatively new phenomenon, and ubiquitous enough that I’d be hard pressed to fully utilize the internet without an account. Gripes, groans, praises and plaudits – […]Read more "Unclog the Drain"