Facebook, or FB as it is fondly called by the netizens, is undoubtedly the most popular social networking website in the world today. It is way ahead of all the other social networking websites that came before or after its launch back in 2004. With over a billion users throughout the world, Facebook has become an integral part of their lives. It will not be wrong to say that the users of this multilingual platform find it almost impossible to keep away from it even for a day, thus making it one of the most visited websites in the world today. Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, must never have imagined even in his wildest dreams that it will become such a big hit with net users all over the world. So, let us check out this phenomenally successful social networking website and see for ourselves its good points as well as the not so good ones.
Unlike most of its counterparts, Facebook has been designed exceptionally well. I was particularly impressed by the simplicity and straightforwardness of its design, which is sure to appeal to a novice in the field of internet and a webmaster alike. The interface has not been laden with intricate graphics or elaborate decorations, which gives it a clean and tidy look. There was, however, one thing that I found rather strange that Facebook does not allow you to customise your profile page with various skins and colour schemes. You cannot drag or reposition the content or information boxes appearing on your profile, but that is not something that is going to hurt anyway.
Third Party Apps
One great thing that sets Facebook apart from the rest of social networking websites is its thoughtful use of Facebook apps. It is one of the first such sites that has incorporated third-party applications for being used by its users. You can choose your favourite apps from a plethora of third-party apps, which includes feeds, quizzes, games, support tags, and even more. Using these apps makes your Facebook experience more fun and exciting.
Security is always an important aspect although not many social networking websites seem to be concerned about it. Facebook fares much better than its counterparts in this regard also as it has taken strong steps to make it as safe as possible. A person must be at least 13 years old to become a member of Facebook, which is a good decision considering the potential ill effects of internet and computers on those below this age group. One good thing here is that Facebook lets all its users participate in keeping its environment clean and safe by allowing them to report about offensive content including sexually explicit language and photos, racial comments, and hate-filled comments. If you find something offensive, you can report it by merely clicking ‘Report Abuse’ button below every post, and that is a great idea I must say.
A social networking website like Facebook thrives on its networking capabilities, and Facebook has done a commendable job in this regard as it has made networking as simple as possible. You can search for people, create your groups on it, and can join pages and groups made by others as well with great ease. Be it politics, musical groups and bands, authors, organisations, public figures, or anything else, you will find groups and pages related to all these and even more on Facebook and can join as many as you like. It is just as simple as that.