Since it was been created by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, Facebook was always nice to be discussed. Most people are talking about Facebook, starting from its benefit until its controversion. It is the first social site that serves chatting application. And now, Facebook is beeing discussed by most people because of the rumor that Facebook will be closed. Mark Zuckerberg said that he’s going crazy because of the controversion of Facebook. But, let us look at its benefit. Facebook is the biggest social site that helps us to communicate with others and helps the world of education, that it shouldn’t be closed.
Facebook is the biggest social site ever. Nowadays, 500 million people all around the world are actively using Facebook to stay connected with their friends and the people around them. Most active users are from America, about 146 million users. And Indonesia is on the second place with more than 32 million active users. Everyday, there are about 10.000 students who join Facebook. That’s why the income for Facebook reaches $2 billion per year, and this is the controversy. Most people are questioning if Mark Zuckerberg really wants to close this site, looking at the incoming per year that made him to be the youngest billionaire in this world.
Facebook also has over than 20 beneficial facilities. One of them is Facebook Stories. Facebook Stories is an application where you can share your own story and read hundreds of others, categorized by themes and location around the world. Begin from the sad stories until the happy ones. Most of them are thankful to Facebook because they can meet their old friends and even their separated family. One of the stories is from Ella Mendoza. She writes, “I came to the United States 8 years ago and because of family issues I was forbidden from speaking to my mother. Now, having moved out, not only did I find my mom but over a dozen uncles and cousins I never thought I’d see again. Thank you Facebook for giving me back my family!! Thank you Mark Zuckerberg!! Thank you all so much!”
Facebook helps us socialized with others easily. We can find old friends just by typing their names on search bar, and a second later, your old friend will show up. Just click their names and add them as friends, and you can keep in touch again with them. Besides searching for old friends, we can search for new friends too, especially foreigners. Active users on Facebook are scattered around the world. We can find foreign friends easily and share about anything with them. This is really beneficial because we can know about other cultures from people, not from the text on blog or something. Using Facebook to find foreigner friends is easier than other social sites. We just click the country or some names and the foreigners will show up. The other advantage is we can promote our blog on Facebook if we have one. We have many friends on Facebook and they can look at our Facebook profile. Copy the link of your blog to the status bar and then click share. A minute later, your visitors on your blog will be increased. Many bloggers have done it before and they said that it is really good. It feels like posting an advertisement on Facebook and many people are interested in our product.
The last point is the most important point. Some people would think that Facebook is just a social network that connects us with others. They don’t know that Facebook helps the world of education too. Facebook has many pages that serve free books download application link. We don’t have to search on google anymore. Facebook can be a place to have a discussion without meeting too. Like what Sara Romeyn did. This teacher from Bullis School in Washington D.C is using Facebook pages as her media for teaching students on Facebook. She asked her students to make a fan page for historical figures and write everything about them. She keeps her eyes from her students by looking at their status. She’ll know the progres of the students’s assignments. Doing assignment by this method is quite interesting for students. They won’t feel lazy to do assignments because they can do that while chatting with their online friends. Students can have discussion with the other students or the teachers by joining a group. One of the examples is they can joining a class group. They can discuss each other on the discussion board that is already available on the group. Students can ask a question and the teachers or maybe other students will answer it, just like having a discussion in a classroom. The students can share everything about the assignments too. Or, they can share with students in another school or maybe another country. They can talk about what method this school uses for teaching the students or about something else.
From the explanation above, we know that Facebook has many advantages for us. It can connects us with old friends and helps us to find another friend. It’s also a way to teach students more interestingly. Students won’t get bored while doing their assignments. So, Facebook gives so many advantages for us, that it shouldn’t be closed.