If you’ve been on the internet for a while, even a year or so, you’ve probably heard of one of the most popular social media websites called Facebook. To date, Facebook has more than 64 million active subscribers worldwide, not including subscribers who signed up this year. Most likely, you are one of them or some of your friends have convinced you to join this social train.
Why are websites like Facebook so popular? Why is Facebook selling like hot potatoes to Internet enthusiasts? Here are four reasons.
Upload unlimited photos. Facebook is the most popular website for uploading photos. In fact, more than 14 million photos are uploaded daily. Users can not only upload unlimited photos, they can also add tags and comment on their friends’ photos. With tagging, you will know when your friends or contacts add a photo of you to your album. Not only that, you can also embed and upload your videos via the web or via your mobile phone using Facebook Mobile. Sharing memories has never been so fun and easy.
Be in the know. ‘ Do you want to know what your friends are doing without using instant messaging software like Yahoo! Messenger or MSN? With Facebook’s STATUS feature, you can see what your friends are up to without asking them, which can definitely save a lot of time and effort. This also works the other way around because Facebook users can also update their friends on what they are up to.
Not satisfied? You can also let your friends know if there are upcoming events like parties, conferences, or social gatherings in your community. You can put all the details and send massive invitations. Also, your friends can RSVP whether they attend or not. Is your party just for girls? Don’t worry, you can also choose who to invite using Facebook’s Events feature.
Interact with friends through games and other applications. Facebook changed the way people use apps for social media websites. Applications like games and tests (Poker, Trivia Games, Get-to-know-yourself tests, “What does your birthday mean?” Test, “Are you Normal?” Test, etc) are being used to encourage more social interaction through the Internet. You do not have to meet face to face in order to play poker.
You can also join different groups and causes like anti-war or “Stop Global Warming”. By joining these causes, you can contribute in any way, such as online support or money.
Send presents! What can make you smile on a bad day? – a gift! With the Facebook gift feature, you can select from hundreds of icons from the Facebook virtual gift shop and add a message to send to your friends. You can send flowers, shoes, or even a bone to your friend’s virtual pet. If it’s a more personal gift, you have the option of giving it privately so others won’t know about it. You can get it in the gifts section or if you have money to spare, you can get virtual gifts for $ 1.00.