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Facebook is the Top Social Media of 2010

Written on December 18, 2010 by B Waldorf

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"How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers' birthdays, bug our friends, and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?" -- Entertainment Weekly on Facebook

became more renounce in 2010. But surely there is one website that definitely change the course of how people interact with one another. Before we reveal which website we are talking about, let’s get to know better the field of .

What is Social Media?

Social media are tools for social interaction using accessible and scalable publishing techniques. It uses web-based technologies to form a communication bond between two parties. Example of these Social media networks are , , Tumblr, , and many others. It bridges the gap between people who are miles away from their families and friends. These networks allow people to have interaction with other users and tell to the world things they are passionate about. Social media is indeed a very powerful invention of the new century.

Elements of a Social Media

* Profiles – Noted as the heart and soul of social networking, the personal profile is glimpse of who the owner is.

* Security – Internet is public place which gives easy access to retrieval of confidential information. Social networks puts strong emphasis on the privacy of its users. Users are also given the option to report and block unwanted users.

* Networking features РThis is what makes social networking exciting. Add-on features like video blogging, chat, group discussions and music play lists encourage more participation among users.

* Search – Search add-ons include name search, city/town search, school search and email address search. This is very helpful when seeking an old schoolmate or a relative living in a different state.

* Help/Support – When troubleshooting situations happen, users depend on help or support features on websites. People need immediate response to solve a problem. Social media sites make sure that inquiries were answered and solved.

Reading through the elements above, it is obvious which social networking site got them all—Facebook.

Facebook was founded by who was a Harvard dropout. It started inside the four corners of Zuckerberg’s dorm room and expanded to various universities in the US. Eventually, it grew to become a social media platform utilized by people across the globe. In 2009, Facebook was ranked as the most used social media worldwide.

Facebook was able to topple down the first few players in the social media scene including Friendster, MySpce and Multiply.

Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade “best-of” list, saying, “How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers’ birthdays, bug our friends, and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?”

And the truth comes in: Facebook indeed changed the life of many people. It popularized stories and rekindles old friendships and family ties like no other.


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