The Power of Facebook: Making friends has never been easier
Up until a few years ago, this communication tool didn’t even exist.
Cell phones were available, and emails were too, but then came along something that revolutionized the way people communicated.
Social networking sites. And in particular, facebook.
I first made a facebook account in my freshman year of high school. At first, I didn’t understand how it worked and didn’t care for it much. Few people I knew had facebook then and I only created it because a few friends wanted me to.
Now, it has become an everyday part of my life, for better or for worse.
On my friend search, I’ve discovered facebook to be an incredibly helpful tool. Making friends and keeping in touch with people has never been easier. No longer do I have to rely on phone numbers to get in touch with a new friend or an old one. Facebook has made the process of friending much more convenient. (Granted, it’s important to talk on the phone from time to time, but electronic communication has its benefits too.)
Before when I had to call people up from my classes, it was very nerve-racking. Sometimes the people wouldn’t recognize who was calling or wondered why I was calling, and the response wasn’t the one I’d hoped to receive. Most of the time it went ok, but I still disliked not having any other resource to contact people than through my home phone. Now that I have a cell phone and have access to texting, and now that I have facebook, I’ve been able to keep in touch with people much more easily.
When I meet someone new that I want to get to know better now, instead of just asking for a number, I ask for their name or email so we can add each other on facebook. Once this is done, it’s simple to get in touch with them. I also get to learn some more about them through what they share on facebook. In particular, photo sharing is my favorite aspect of facebook, because if I take any pictures with them while we’re hanging out, I can easily just post them on facebook rather than having to email each individual with the photos. This was a slow process and probably would be even more difficult now that the quality and file size of my pictures has gotten rather large. It’s much more convenient to share pictures and information with friends through this site.
Facebook has really become a part of our lives as much as cell phones have. It has made a lot of my friending much easier and much more possible, so I thank Mark Zuckerberg for that.