The Pitfalls of Facebook ~ Technology Articles

The Pitfalls of Facebook ~ Technology Articles
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The Pitfalls of Facebook

It goes without saying: Facebook is the world’s most popular social media network. Uh, looks like I said it anyway. Anyway, yeah. Facebook. Spawned from the brainloins of Mark Zuckerberg and his computer comrades Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, the massive social networking site is home almost every demographic that makes use of the internet.

Even Zuckerberg and company did not expect their baby program - which was only supposed to be a student directory for Harvard students – to become the immensely popular mega dot-com-corporation that it is today.

Of course, Facebook wouldn’t be as popular as it is today if users weren’t getting anything they want from it; Facebook has time and time again proved that it is at the forefront in social networking when it comes to a user-friendly way to catch up with friends, share your thoughts, and get synced with everyone else in your network through a crisp, smooth, and simple interface.

Facebook is not without its pitfalls however, as studies have recently surfaced linking the popular web service to such negative effects ranging from interpersonal damage to – quite ironically - causing problems with social relationships.

An infographic from Who Is Hosting This has been making the rounds, detailing the data on how Facebook may be “ruining lives”. According to the infographic, the popular social site has been seen to cause general disruption among students, not only in the academe (one of the more obvious effects given the number of students who spend hours on end tending to digital farm plots and mafia families), but in their development as well. More surprisingly however, is how the site has been seen to be a source of problems in relationships, particularly among romantic partners – defeating its purpose of being the quintessential “social site”.

Check out the infographic below, and let you yourself be the judge:

Myko is a tech and social media blogger for The Blog Herald