The Pros And Cons Of Facebook

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The Internet is an ever-changing, ever-growing, world that gives us access to information in a matter of seconds. We can read news article, get an education, and even communicate with friends that are in a different country. One of the applications that makes communication possible is Facebook. This website was formed in 2004 as a way for Harvard students to have an easier way of connecting with one another (Baltar & Brunet, 2012, p. 64). Fast-forward to present 2017, and Facebook is now the most visited online social networking site (Ramsaran-Fowdar & Fowdar, 2013, p. 74) with more than 500 million users (Baltar & Brunet, 2012, p. 64-65). Facebook is not just home to many users, but also to many businesses as well. It has been discovered that non-profit organizations use this online application, much more than for-profit organizations, as a way to communicate with their followers (Cho, Schweickart, & Haase, 2014, p. 565). This social media platform is one that allows users to engage with organizations by means of likes, shares, and comments (Cho, Schweickart, & Haase, 2014, p. 565). Just like any other activity, there are pros and cons to consider when using Facebook. Is Facebook worth the risk for non-profit organizations? Communication is key to forming any relationship. Facebook allows organizations an easier way to communicate with its’ followers compared to calling, emailing, or sending letters (Ramsaran-Fowdar & Fowdar, 2013, p. 76). If an organization shares
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