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Facebook Something for everyone
Member Name: mikeysimo
Advantages: stay in touch with friends and family, store photos, play games
Disadvantages: privacy issues
Almost everyone has Facebook these days and it's not hard to see why.
It's basically the online version of a mobile phone and what I mean by that is almost everything you can do with a phone you can do on Facebook
You have calendars, messaging, chat, games, send photos and add contacts.
Maybe a mobile phone is not the best comparisons but you can see where I am coming from.
Facebook has something for everyone whether it's to see what your mates are doing tonight, to check when a friend's birthday is or seeing pictures of people you know.
The main features of Facebook are the contacts known as your friend list. This list shows everyone you have accepted to see your updates and for you to see theirs and this allows you to talk to them with the inbuilt chat interface.
I think Facebook is great for communicating with friends and family overseas or who are on holiday as I have used it for this reason many times. It's useful for when I am on holiday and can upload pictures directly from camera onto Facebook via my laptop which all my friends and family can view immediately.
I have found that there is privacy issues with Facebook as you have to set them manually and for people who are new to the website or have just signed up they may not be able to navigate to the correct section on the site to do this, leaving all your photos and information viewable to everyone who has a Facebook account.
The main thing I use Facebook for is the games, I am a big kid and the turn based games are very addictive and so I spend around 30 minutes to an hour on Facebook every day.
There is a useful events reminder Facebook has and you can create an event such as birthday party or a night out and post the details to all of your chosen friends to make them aware which is very handy.
Facebook for me in general is a great website that has lots to do whether it is using it for fun, to store photos or to keep up to date with friends and family. It has something for everyone and if you haven't signed up then you should because I can guarantee you wont regret it.
I give Facebook a 9/10, it would have been 10/10 if it wasn't for the privacy issues but like I say you can change those if you navigate to the options section on the site.
Summary: great website for all ages which has something for everyone