Advantages Excellent site, easy to use, some great games and some nice people on it.
Disadvantages Cant put skins on without downloading stuff as far as I know.
It took me quite a while to get around to using Facebook. Even though I had heard a lot about it. I was always busy hopping from one social networking site to the other. The first sites I joined were the likes of Bebo, Faceparty, Tagged, Perfspot etc. Tagged recently gave me a virus. So, I have decided to stop using it. Facebook is the one I am currently most addicted to. Saying that since I discovered Ciao and Dooyoo I use it less than I ever use to. But, I still use it quite a lot and I find it is one of the best ways to waste time. In a way Facebook is like Bebo, Twitter and MySpace all rolled into one. I say that because it gives users the ability to update their status. In a way similar to how Twitter allows you to tweet things. It allows its users to do many other different things as well. Among those things are adding photos, joining groups and inviting friends just like Bebo and MySpace.Although these comparisons can be made to Bebo and Myspace. I think Facebook is the most fun to use. The reason for that is because there's just so many different things that you can do on it. Whether you take interest in joining some of the bizarrely named groups or you like the different applications, (I will speak more about them later.) Or, even if you just like speaking to those who you do and dont know. There is always something to do on it! I only just noticed the layout has changed and I quite like it. The thing I have found with my Facebook is that I hardly know any of the people on it. Well, except for a couple but the rest are people I do not know at all.
I dont use the status to the extent that some people do. Sometimes I use it but I do not tell my every move to everyone. I do not think it is a good idea to do that online and my life is not that interesting anyway lol! That is why I hardly ever use Twitter now. Something about everyone online being able to see every thought that I have and every place I am going, when I am going. Makes me worry lol! Not everyone is a nutter online but there is quite a few of them and we all have to be careful. Even on Facebook! I think that the site is a very addictive one and I cant believe I am typing that now. Because, back when I first joined it. I never really bothered that much with it. I never thought I would become addicted to it and want to go on it every single day. But, it has became a part of my everyday life now. Something I dislike about it is something that I guess is present on all sites. That is the men who message you only with intentions of trying to have perverted conversations.That really makes my blood boil! There is some complete jerks on it. But, then there is on every website and in life in general. And, it is not a fault of the site. I wish people like that were not on it though. I say that because I have Facebook on right now. I just spoke to someone exactly like how I mentioned there and I am about to block him. The downfall with most of these sites is that it is so easy for someone to fake who they are. I like to add anyone who asks because it is a social network. But, that means I could have re-added someone I dislike under a different name. I think that the best way to get the most out of a social network is to speak to lots of new people. I just wish it was not so easy for people to make another profile. It sort of takes away from the point of having the option to block in the first place.
The layout of the site is really good and it is also very easy to navigate. I just noticed the other day that it has all changed around. It takes me forever to notice these things. I dont overly mind the new look. It is quite nice but it still takes a tiny bit of getting used to. The colouring on the Facebook profile is rather dull. You can not decorate it with nice skins or anything. I have saw a few things claiming that you can change your Facebook profiles colour. But, in order to do that. You are asked to either get a certain amount of people to join or to download stuff. I avoided both of those through fear of getting a virus. Explaining the current homepage layout is going to be a rather non-guarantee in a sense. Because, I do not know if they will change it again. They could continue to chop and change the layout every few weeks, months or even years. I would probably not recognise if they did though lol! In fact the first time I became aware that it had changed. I seen a rather annoyed status from someone saying that Facebook should stop changing the layout lol!
I like Facebook for this in particular. When I used Tagged it took forever for it to approve friend requests. Even though I had already clicked accept. It just kept saying "loading." On Facebook it goes through very fast and is not time consuming. Approving friend requests is always something I forget to do though. It takes me a while or a few nudges to get around to it. They also give you friends suggestions. I do not use this section and I am not sure on what basis it is that they are suggested to you. But, I am sure there are people who will like it. There is a useful option to create friends lists as well. You can use this to divide your friends into certain sections. It basically organises them and makes it easier to find the ones you are looking for. The search bar at the top of the page has moved since the new layout. It use to be placed on the right side of the page. Well, you can use it to find people you want to add. As well as using it to find applications and groups.
Like most social networks Facebook gives you the opportunity to upload photos. Once uploaded you can edit, tag or delete a photo. You can also add a caption or make it your profile photo.
There is plenty of funnily named groups on Facebook. Anyone who has it will probably already have joined quite a few. I have joined ones named things like Dont You Just Hate When There's An Evil Monkey In Your Closet!!! And, Don't you hate it when you die from not passing on chainmail? and F*** This...I'm Going To Hogwarts. I actually go out of my way to find as many as I can now because they are so funny lol! You can join groups your friends have as well. I find a lot of people on my friends list add funny groups. And, then I do not have to look for them because I just add the ones they did lol!
These can be created for bands, artists, public figures, brands, products or organizations. I have never made one because I never needed to lol! But, the option is there and it does not look too complicated either.
This is in the same part where your friends requests and other requests are. It basically consists of invites to certain events. You can choose to click yes, no or maybe in regards to whether you will be attending the event or not. And, you can also add a RSVP note.
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