If Facebook was a country, it would be the 8th most populated in the world. And this isn’t just a group of passive users; almost half of Facebook’s members use the service every day. On Christmas day, Facebook accounted for 1 in every 22 online visits. This participation is staggering. Tons of new people are signing up to use the site daily, and Facebook is a service that gets more fun to use as more people join, so it’s doubtful that this participation will slow. But large numbers alone won’t change the world. It’s what Facebook is doing with those numbers that’s so exciting. This brings in sociology in to it because with Facebook we can study the behavior of people and human groups. Facebook has influence on social relationships on people’s attitude and behavior and also shows had it has made change.
Looking it from a bigger picture ageisms is an important factor, because Facebook is helping non-technical Web users begin to understand other Web services. Which means that not mattering what age you have you can and should have a Facebook and know how to use it because by facebook is what mostly everything is done. Nothing is done the old way anymore so people of older age have to adapt to the new system of doing events, emails, publishing products, etc..
Facebook is changing professional networks which bring it into classism. If i am currently looking to hire a part-time, contract Web developer to help out with my business. I am actively looking through my Facebook contacts to see if anyone in my network is a developer and might be interested in the job. I can recruit through Craigslist and Boston.com, but if I can find someone I know, even if it’s someone who I haven’t worked with, seen or talked to in years, I am pre-disposed to hiring that person. Of course the decision will ultimately come down to experience and qualifications, but a network is very important in finding a job, and Facebook is suddenly adding people to my network who I haven’t spoken to in a decade.
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Facebook is bringing friends closer; I believe this more to a personal and interpersonal perspective. Facebook is changing this, by facilitating daily communication with a much wider circle of friends. These are friends who I love dearly, but who just don’t live close to me and neither of us have the time to call and check in every day. But we can read each other’s status updates, look at the photos that we’ve posted and have at least an idea of what is going on in each other’s lives on a daily basis.
Culture is also in Facebook by connecting & creating communities. Bringing cultures together and connecting them by the same user. It’s pretty interesting to see the connections between friends in Facebook charted out, but it seems that most of the connections would be concentrated locally or with specific groups – work friends, high school and college friends, church buddies, soccer teammates, etc. But the really powerful thing is that each person’s connections make up a community of people who share at least one thing (or person) in common. If you expanded out even just one level of separation and looked at all of the connections of my connections, there would be a substantial community of people who likely share at least some commonalities. And when communities of people hook up and unite, it’s amazing what they accomplish.
So in conclusion Facebook has influenced on people’s attitude and behavior of their social relationships. By being able to study people behavior and human groups we see what types of sociology it bring like the examples I brought. Facebook will still bring more attention into current event, because more and more people are signing up for it every day so it would be a big source of media for music, news, politicians and many more.
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