I rate this as 4 Stars overall because on a personal level, I am so inundated with advertising in my news feed (not sponsored adds) that it drives me crazy. I really can't see what I really DO want to see. Albeit a free platform for individuals & businesses alike it would be nice(r) to have more control.
That being said - as a business owner, I like the opportunity to advertise and promote myself. BUT feel that I shouldn't have to take all these "courses" or learnings to figure out how to not WASTE so much money in that advertising. There seems to be elite status given to those who HIRE out someone to do their marketing instead of the small business person being able to control that and not pay for clicks that do not produce the requirement in the add.
Overall happy with it though.
Who doesn't like facebook? Or rather, who isn't addicted to looking at it? This app makes it SO easy to access facebook to do all your stalking, uploading pictures, chatting and looking through groups. I use the mobile app way more than the actual website. I love facebook. It's a great way to kill time.
I love this app, it's one of the best things on the planet, for the most part it's free, unless you want to buy extra tokens and what not for games, it's a great way to contact and keep in touch with people from your past whether it be former classmates, co-workers or even family that you don't see very much. I use this often, at least every day, I highly recommend it, it's a must have in my daily life.
This really is one social media platform you shouldn't ignore. It's like refusing to upgrade to telephones when telegraphs were dying: you can't fall behind on communication. I normally use this to coordinate meetups with my friends, but it's also great to keep into their lives when they have photos and other things to share. The biggest thing I've seen it do is connect long lost friends and family, though. Once my dad started using it he couldn't stop because of how many people he could connect to and my mother loves using it to share pictures of her cooking. It really is a great way to keep in touch with people and share moments with multiple parties at once without the hassle of postage, email, and unnecessary fees. Also, the game on it are fun. ;)
I think Facebook has come quite a far way in the last decade. While many changes have and will continue to be made, the concept has always remained aligned with the same simple mission. For old friends and new to connect, network and build lasting relationships with the people in or near their lives.
There's always going to be a few things that bug me - but, those things usually change to my liking eventually. Right now, the thing I really don't like is the fact that people can see when the last time I signed on was - it's just not something I want every person on my Friends list to know all the time. You know, the "randoms". Why should it matter to them if the last time I signed on was five minutes or even five days ago?
Anyhow, the platform itself has always tried to be a step ahead of the times, which isn't easy in this day and age.
The engineers seem to always be paying attention to what the people want - and the changes that are made tend to benefit more than they hinder. The most recent change is by far my favorite: "Reactions". We can now (finally) Like, Love, Laugh, Express Awe, Show Grief and even Anger.
While there are months upon end that I can't stand to scroll the "Home" feed, I still sign on to "check my Facebook".
The private message ability, free photo storage/sharing and a quick glance at the Trending report can all be done in the same moment all right there on the same Home Feed page. Doesn't get more convenient than that. Facebook is in it for the long haul. It's never too late to sign up - just remember to keep your privacy settings high and your rants low. Stick to sharing food pictures and the occasional grumpy cat and you'll be just fine. ;)
When I first started on facebook years ago, I was addicted to this one flower game. I was playing this game several times a day until you had to start spending money to get further in the game. Now I'm still on facebook, not just as much. It's great to renew old friendships and keep in touch with family that live too far away. And people need to use it for what it was invented for. Keeping in touch with people. Not putting your whole business and going after people online.
I used to love facebook, to keep in touch with my friends and family all over and to make photo albums for them to see. However i find there are too many ads now and it just isnt the same as it used to be .
I enjoy facebook. I have virtually made a lot of very nice people. I love that you can have connections all over the world. That fascinates me. I love playing Srabble, Lexulous, and Words with Friends. I'm home when I'm not at work at I find facebook entertaining. However I find lately I'm spending much more time on another site. Still love connecting with friends and game playing.
I use facebook every day to keep in touch with family and friends. I love that I can login every morning and see new pictures of my friends and family who are close or far from me. I love that some family members that couldn't make it to my wedding this summer, were still there in spirit, as they could just log on facebook and see pictures of our wonderful amazing day. I love facebook, and don't know where I would be without it!
I use Facebook a lot for keeping in touch with friends and family since moving abroad. The only issue I have with Facebook is that when you sign up you allow them access to all other phone apps. Such as your messages and Google searches. Ever notice that you had been looking something up or texting someone about something and the next time you are on Facebook there's and advertisement for the exact same thing?!? An example I have is a couple of days ago my husband was on his way home from work and was stopping to pick up a few groceries, he text me to see if there was anything I wanted and I asked him to pick me up a kinder Beuno, later on that evening there was an advertisment for kinder Beuno on my Facebook feed!! Coincidence i think not!! Also we have recently booked a trip to las vegas and all I'm seeing since I got the email confirmation is advertisements for vegas all over my feed!!!
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