Facebook Addiction Study

6300 Words Nov 17th, 2011 26 Pages
Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study

Nowadays, almost everyone connects through social networking sites. I┬Âve heard people tell an acquaintance, ┬│Yeah, I think I┬Âve seen you in (insert site here)!┬┤. Surprisingly, that gets the conversation going especially if you share the same interests as your New Found Friend (Villaraza, 2007).

Nowadays, online networking is not only about friendship, but also about different possibilities which it provides to its users. Friendster, which is one of the social networking sites to look for friends, ones dominates Philippines in terms of social networking but as we go to the trend, Filipinos have moved on to Facebook, which is currently the biggest and the most popular among social
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What is Facebook?

According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook), Facebook (stylized facebook) is a social network service and website launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. It is now the most popular social networking site in the world which provides many features to its users. As of January 2011, Facebook has more than 600 million active users. Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school, or college, or other characteristics. Facebook allows

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anyone who declares themselves to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website.

Today, Facebook is the biggest social networking website, with millions of members all over the world. It has even surpassed search engines when it comes to user views (Berry, 2011).

Facebook Features

The researchers have listed the most commonly used features that can be found on the Facebook website.

Chat - On April 5, 2008, Facebook pre-released Facebook Chat. As of April 23, 2008, Facebook Chat was released to the entire Facebook user base. Users are only able to…

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