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Facebook is number 1

We're all familiar with Facebook, its a valuable resource available to everyone and it's the biggest social media platform in terms of active users. 
The World's Population is 7 Billion and as of today 1/3 of it is using Facebook. According to reports 2.35 Billion People are actively using it.

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kaushikangara

Facebook is a great social networking site. I united with all my school friends through Facebook and we are constantly in touch with each other via Facebook. It is indeed a very novel idea and full marks to Mark Zuckerberg for this innovative thought. Many people are getting onto facebook every day but most of them are fake accounts which the management has to address. Also, the recent security issues with third party apps has put people into a dilemma whether their accounts are safe with Facebook.



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stbrians

I took some good time on Facebook. I accept it is a big entity but of late I do not like it.

It is unfortunate because they do not share revenue.



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Youngshark

How do you mean my friend. Please explain and if you do not mind case exampling another social media site.



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luv2xacosta

There are a lot of fake accounts on Facebook and that' true. Facebook are not that strict so maybe it is easier for other to manipulate. Some use fake accounts to bully other people and we all know how rampant cyber bullying is now a days.



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Jeane

I've heard of people who have like 10 or so fake Facebook accounts which they use to scam people. Recently there was someone who used the name of some famous guy and used it to collect money from this person's fans "for charity."

By the time it was discovered the account was fake, this person had stolen over $100,000. I'd really like it if all these fake accounts were deleted.



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focusedwriter10

You are right. Fake accounts are all over Facebook. In most cases, they are used for cyberbullying, but with the recent increase in online selling of products, they are used to scam innocent people.



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Youngshark

The issue of bullying on social media is real and accounts hacking. Numerous people have had their private data leaked in such a manner which is always disheartening.



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Enyi

I always tend to believe this number because anyone that want to create his or her presence online starts with a creating a Facebook page.So we can say it no exaggerations it is for real.



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burgosmichael24

Facebook is a user friendly. It is easy to access and possess a lot of great features that pursuade people to use Facebook. Actually, in the early years of Facebook, I dont use nor make any account on it because I prefer Friendster at that time. But after a few years I was encouraged to make a Facebook account and I was impressed by this site. Now I love Facebook more than I love Friendster before.



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stbrians

Another thing is Facebook has many subscribers. One can get people to buy their products there.

Advertising can be done on Facebook. All businessmen prefer Facebook.



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Jeane

I've come across a number of complaints which seem to indicate that Facebook ads don't convert as expected. I suppose it's got to do with poor targeting but I suppose there are some ad campaigns which might work for certain businesses and under-perform for others. So it's best to experiment first before placing most of your ads on Facebook.



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luv2xacosta

Well if Friendster has improve their platform and follow the trends maybe they will active until now.



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emiaj55

Facebook is still the best. It being the biggest social network, it is only natural that a lot would try to break into its systems for personal and malicious intent. Nevertheless the Facebook people are trying their best to keep it's security at the maximum.

A lot would also say that Facebook has been a nest for non-existent people with dummy accounts. I myself have duplicate account for business purposes. And these may have lead to animosity and detachment from reality, adapting a new virtual personality with no inhibitions and less grip on morality. While this is true, I do not see why we should blame it on Facebook. Facebook is a tool-an instrument. If you use it well for good then good would come out of it. If you use it for bad, then what would you expect? This isn't really a two-edged sword. Facebook in reality is just a medium to bring people closer by sharing. Anything can be instruments of maliciousness if the user intended it. It is the user that is bad and not the medium.

So for me, Facebook is still number one. It helps me personally and it helps me grow my business for free.



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stbrians

It is the number one, I agree. Yet their not sharing revenue becomes the only reason I do not like it.

it is unfortunate that many sites that operate in this way do not function properly.



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Jeane

Most sites don't share their revenue with users. And to be honest such a business model would probably end up "killing the site."

Look at Mylot. It was supposedly a social network which shared revenue with those who used the site. It didn't survive long. If Facebook was to try this, they too would go down the drain pretty fast.



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luv2xacosta

I agree. Anything can be found in Facebook , May it be a gossip, advertising and marketing, news from other country, celebrities, propaganda, everything can be found in Facebook. No wonder they are the biggest platform among other social media.



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davedaot04

Yes, I agree no one else comes even close, there are maybe a few of also popular social media websites, but Facebook is on another level the exposure of Facebook is huge that 1/3 of the overall population is using it, I mean that says a lot.



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Alania

That's true, Facebook is a number one social media. Moreover, I think all the other social media websites will fade with time, but Facebook will always remain. As for 7 billion population, that's exaggerated. A myth, rather than something truthful.



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stbrians

It is not a myth. You only see and interact with people you are connected to. These are the people who see what you post and you see theirs. The rest seem nonexistent



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focusedwriter10

Well, Facebook is number one, but I will disagree with you that other social media websites will fade with time. Reason being, some users are turning away from Facebook to other social sites. In fact, the number of Twitter and Instagram users is growing.



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vhinz

I think the 7 billion being mentioned by the author of this thread is the world's total population and not the social media users only.



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cjctm11

No wonder why facebook is the number one social media platform in our time because of the services that they offered plus it was just free for the users. They are just connecting people from different parts of the world. They are also advance in terms of their technology. You could chat, call or video call with anyone you want and it was free of charge.

it also helps some businesses around the world. You could easily create a page where you can promote your business. You could also advertise your page and it will appear to the users. It was a wide range of clients because you are targeting the world.



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stbrians

I agree. Facebook is easy to use and very helpful.



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luv2xacosta

Yes, that's true. That's the advantage actually. offering for free to the mass. People loves free things and no wonder Facebook is always on the top of the game.



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stbrians

Though Facebook has easy access. Though it is user-friendly and assists business, I still think they have much to do for improvement.

Facebook should share revenue with its subscribers. That is my cry.



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jpk0007

I do agree that Facebook is one of the most powerful Socila Media platform in the World. It has in a way revolutinized thw way we communicate online. I have been using Facebook for many years now and i think it has changed with time and its popularity has never gone down. The only concern that i have about Facebook is the data security problems that have been in the news for some months now.I hope the company does ensure the safety and security of the data of its users throughout the World.



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focusedwriter10

I am in support of your thinking. The issue with data security has turned many users away, including me. Twitter and Instagram are gaining users. Also, Facebook has so many fake accounts, and the number of scammers is growing daily.



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jaymish

I know Facebook keeps getting bigger and bigger. People leave and more people join. Facebook has so many scandals attached to it about privacy and data, but its audience keeps growing each day Its true that there is nothing like Facebook. Personally I love Twitter but I always check on Facebook once in a while. I agree that Facebook is number one. It will take something huge to knock it off its place.



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antonToledo

Yes facebook is the number one social media platform out there and it is getting bigger and bigger a lot of 3rd world country right now are developing at a very fast rate and internet is being introduced to a lot of 3 world countries who don't have internet access before so I expect that Facebook user will grow more in this coming years to come.



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Barida

Do you know that some network providers have made a way for some of their customers to make use of Facebook even when they don't have data? This is good for the growth of the world and how they want to make things work out.



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luv2xacosta

That's true. Facebook are more popular even there are other social media out there, because it is user friendly most of it it is free.



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Franzel2oo

Facebook is so great because it was one of the pioneer social media platforms to break grounds the way it did across the world. They offered people the chance to not only communicate, but exchange media across the world. You could chat with anyone, see pictures of them and feel like they were right there in the room with you. Over time, Facebook has been upgrading its services winning over more and more users. The competition is growing however, but Facebook is smart enough to buy them in early and stay at the top.



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davedaot04

Facebook is really the biggest social media platform for me and I think it's being used all around the world, this website has been in the industry for a while and pretty much Mark Zuckerberg thinks of an update in Facebook every single day to make it more addictive make it more enjoyable to use and make it more satisfying to use, Facebook is the household name when it comes to social media and the platform next to it is arguable, I love using Facebook to stay connected with my friends all over the globe or just for entertainment.



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Barida

For some years now, I have been making of the Facebook social media and the good thing about them is the way that they continue to improve. This is something that you can't get easily of they don't have a team that think up ways that help them to be the best.



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edencaga

Yes, it's very clear that Facebook is the most influential when it comes to social media platforms. Indeed it has a lot of features like businesses, messenger, uploading of photos, status and many more. Facebook can be useful to among of us but some don't find it good and healthier lifestyle as this destroy the daily routine. I think it depends on each person. If you are distracted with that then I think you need to focus more on your things or just delete Facebook.



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mhingnhormz

Facebook is the number 1: Absolutely true: Facebook in the social media that gain more traffic as of now, it is a user friendly social media in where you can acceess easily. It was the easiest way to communicate your family, loveones that is far from you in not a costly way. The features are good too and a great help aldo in terms of business.



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amelia88

I think Facebook is still number one but I think I use it less than ever now. It’s been probably longer than a year since I actually posted anything despite the fact I log in regularly.

I use it more as a method to chat with people than for actual posting these days.



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edencaga

We're in the same boat here. I only use facebook often like I need to chat someone for important matters. Of course here in laptop I can open my Facebook because my messenger is there. I only scroll my newsfeed when I am done with things I do.



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Corzhens

I had read 2 billion users some months ago and now you are saying there are 2.5 billion users in Facebook. That is a big leap and to think that 1/3 of the world's population are into Facebook then it is a power to reckon with. What if Facebook will charge us for using it? If they charge us $1 per account, do you think that everyone will pay just to continue their life in Facebook? Maybe not all but I'm sure that 80% of the active accounts will be paying. That is how potent Facebook is.



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knnon

They've also shut down millions of fake accounts and there are still more on Facebook. I'm not exactly sure how many fake accounts there are now. But if they start charging I'm one of the first ones that's going to delete account. I think so too that about 80% will pay for FB since a lot are so addicted to it these days.



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theresajane

I hope they don't make Facebook in a subscription-basis. That would mean that millions of people would rather get away from the site. A lot of people here in our country rely with the network's free data.



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knnon

Facebook is the biggest but I don't believe it's the best. There were others before it that were better. It's just that Facebook has gained a lot of popularity. I don't use messenger a lot because of privacy issues, I prefer using Line to be honest, it's much better. Better calls and video calls and privacy is so much better. Even if your FB is set on private so that people can't find you, if they just get your username they'll always get to find your profile. That's a bit alarming really.



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theresajane

Yes, it's alarming. But, what I do with these security risks is putting inaccurate information about myself like birthdays, full names and such, to avoid getting problems when there's an identity thief. Anyway, it's just social media, it's not a bio data site.



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knnon

That's what I do as well in order to protect my identity. I didn't use my full name on my Facebook, I just used my nickname and my last name. I also didn't use the right year for my birthday. I left my educational background and other details blank. We need to be careful online. We don't really know who's checking our profile.



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overcast

50 percent of the internet users have account with facebook. That goes to show you that facebook seems to be in the top category right now. And many people choose to use it. I'd say for those who are on internet it seems like the best social media site. I personally am limited on facebook and other similar places. But the way it works, I'd say that facebook has it's own set of limitations for the data protection.



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esteban123

I think that social media site such as Facebook is one of my favorite because I can easily get connected with my friends and family. It is very simple and convenient to use and in just a few clicks everything would seems to be fine in an instant. It was one of my favorite past time whenever I feel bored and got nothing to do for the whole day.



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Alania

Overall, there's no surprise in this fact. To begin with, Facebook is generally universal. Moreover, there's not a single person who I know who doesn't have a Facebook page. It's a must nowadays. Most important is also the fact, that it will only keep growing, while other social media will begin to decline with time.



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theresajane

This is a great inspiration. I would also want to see an option in Facebook where we can see how many accounts are online in a day worldwide. It would be very fascinating.



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gutzman

It is already a part of our life whether we just want to have a chat, find items or services, read a story, look for pictures and the like. Facebook has become most of the people's second home. Because of that, we have our personal friends and virtual friends. We are able to make transactions online easier. Just be mindful and wise though because scammers and fake accounts are everywhere but nonetheless it is the fastest way to communicate.



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theresajane

You are right. People are also living with the need to check their Facebook accounts several times a day. Even the older generations, our grandparents, are riding in the trend of using Facebook.



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JBeleren

Yes, even our grandparents are using facebook. I live with three senior citizens and they are all using facebook. It is a testament to the company on how they have something so good yet it is easy to navigate and learn. I was the one who taught the senior citizens I live with and they have enjoyed facebook so much because they are able to communicate with old friends that they have not talked to for years.



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rlpzbeermoney

I feel like Facebook has become toxic nowadays with all the fake news and controversy about data leakage. However, most people don't really care so I guess Facebook will continue to grow and grow. But still the most toxic social media community is Twitter.



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