Many people would say that " social networks" has many different meanings. Ever since my freshman year in high school I have been an avid facebook member, using it to my benefit and disadvantages at times. Throughout my high school years I had found it to be strictly a time where I can get away from my work and look at other people's pages to see what they were up to. I would even use facebook to chat with my friends as we would talk about how much we didn't want to do our homework. In college, I feel the same way, except the researching has changed into seeing how all my friends from home are doing at college. I caught myself on facebook many times, when I should have been studying. I sometimes think that if I wasn't on facebook, I would have known that one more question on my test, because putting things into perspective, my future depends on my grades not how well I could navigate through facebook pages.
Browsing through the internet, I found an interesting site addressing this same question of whether or not facebook and other social networking sites where helpful or distracting.This site talks about these social networking sites in the work fields and how people use them. I find it interesting to see how I can relate with those people in businesses who face the same problems too. Many businesses use these sites for advertisement purposes, which in the long run is a great tool for the future of the business. Yet does the fact that employees using facebook for advertisement purposes allow them to use the site for other purposes throughout the day?
Where would we be without Facebook today -- nobody knows. Or maybe we do, but it would be so incredibly different from what the world is like now. We depend on Facebook to take our stresses away, our advertisement purposes, our way of communicating with friends. What would people do without it? Is there any limitations that corporations should set with their employers regarding their usage of Facebook with advertisements and personal use? Do you think Facebook takes time away from the bigger things in life? Do you think Facebook has changed our values as well?