About: Idea was born in 2004 in the USA, thats for the name Facebook, as they called university address books for students, it quickly expanded worldwide and set a standard for social content sharing to friends and family, and it has always been a controversy in privacy. Subscription is for free.
+ Use a ready to use platform for your social content sharing with friends, family, coworkers, teammates, distant parties, etc.
+ Good privacy settings once you master the settings configuration, to publish content to all public, only to specific people, etc.
+ Constant update by facebook.com you get security updates, new functionality, technological tendencies updates, etc.
+ Great speed of use, so they are backed by good sized servers.
+ Good way to know first handed onto what level of stupidity the people you know has: posting jumping photos, ugly kids photos, sharing when they are walking out of the bathroom, etc… sky is the limit! If you HATE this, don’t sign in!
+User friendly: very user friendly, you can easy understand the easy functions like posting some text, image, video or link to all your added “friends”, as Facebook.com calls your added contacts that you can share information. Constant user friendly tweaks and improvements are made, so each day you go to facebook.com, you can see a better looking site.
– Privacy options, like protecting other third parties from checking your photos, profile and information, has always been confusing and mixed up, within the years Facebook has changed the layout of this options, but they are not easy to understand yet.
– You upload information that is private to you, to a third party, forever.
– Ads are annoying and bandwith consumer, and you cannot remove them.
– Once you are in, it is hard to leave, because you get tied up with people that depend on the platform as if it was their right eye, so you might get tangled in consecuence…
– A new way people send you spam, advertising, and wanting you to “like” their restaurant, products, etc, so you get more exposed to all those stuff we hate.
Conclusion: Can’t tell you to sign in or not, it is a great platform, and the cons are not Facebook.com fault, but users fault and how they use the platform. Great reliability, speed at use, functionality and sharing capabilities. If you like or need to share information to others about yourself, be in contact with friends and family that are far away, or create groups for teams, organizations, companies, Facebook.com is a great free tool to do it. Be aware you are uploading personal information about you and the ones you love, location and information that can be used to access your banks accounts and passwords when you publish everyting online. Even though, you can close your Facebook account at any time, this information is now stored in third parties servers.
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Last edition: March 18, 2014