Top Five Worst Disadvantages Of Facebook

Facebook is the most used social networking website in the world. It has many benefits but there are many disadvantages of Facebook too. Top disadvantages of Facebook include:

1) Account Intrusion

It is no surprise that Facebook is vulnerable to attacks, and several hackers actively alter people's profile information, on daily basis. There are hundreds of examples of this. Many Facebook and ex-Facebook users can tell you that they noticed change in their profile information while they were not logged in.

Also, lots of pictures are uploaded on Facebook every day. Yes, Facebook does check every upload for viruses but remember Facebook or any other website can't check for all kind of viruses, particularly those which are recently released. On opening those virus-attached pics, you create danger to your data and your computer.

2) Scams

Many hackers have similar websites to Facebook. They continuously send emails to people asking to log in to their account to check new photos of their friends, or similar message. When the user opens the website, it looks 100% Facebook, then he enters his user id and password, not knowing that his account details is being stolen by a hacker.

3) Waste Of Life

One of the biggest Facebook disadvantages is that it addictive or can become addictive easily.  Once you get connected with your Facebook friends you will realize how frequently you open Facebook and also spend so much time in commenting, viewing other's pictures, playing games or doing other stuff. Many people know drawbacks of Facebook but can't stop using it.

Many people use Facebook day and night without thinking how much time they have wasted on it, and that they could have done more important work during that time

4) Ruining of the Professional Life

If you are applying for a new job, you know your chances of getting that job may be so much reduced because of your social networking website profile page? Often employs search for applicant's social networking website's profile page to know more about you.  Maybe you have put some humorous pics in your profile or maybe you have entered wrong information (maybe just for fun) in your profile.  Your employer will be shocked to see all that and you will not be given the job offer.

5) Can't Keep Things Personal

You obviously do not want your personal information exposed to every friend of yours or even to public. On Facebook your personal life updates come to the notice of all your friends and others, and so your privacy is compromised.

These were the disadvantages of using Facebook. So what are you thinking now, will you still use Facebook?

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Best Advantages Of Facebook

Advantages of Facebook

There are many advantages of Facebook. Facebook offers benefits to young and adult alike. If you're a business owner, Facebook even helps you promote your business. I mentioned earlier the top disadvantages of Facebook here and top dangers of Facebook here. Now let us read on and find out the top advantages of Facebook.

1. Information Sharing

First in the list of advantages of Facebook is about information sharing. The website allows us to share with others, friends and family, what you desire to share like your photos, your opinion, your other posts; ask public opinion, ask questions, etc. You can share your pictures, videos and what you have been up to with your friends, family or public. You can control how much information you want to share with whom and similarly other people share their information with you.

2. Chatting (Text, Audio & Video)

Facebook is a social networking website but you can use it to chat with your friends, too. Facebook provides a simple, small chatting application that you can use to chat with your friends who are on Facebook and of course online. So why install Skype, Yahoo or any other messenger when you can chat with your all friends using Facebook, which I am sure on which you spend much time of your day.

Many people, specially students use Facebook chat for group discussions, while some businesses use it for short meetings.

3. Mobile Facebook

Whatever you can do on facebook.com you can do from your cellphone facebook app, on the go. So you can update status, comment and do many things even from your cell phone.

4. Find School, College Friendship or Colleague

Today almost every internet user uses Facebook. Using Facebook you can find your old friends and colleagues whom you have lost contact and connect with them online again. Facebook's friend finder feature allows you to find your friends with their names or email addresses. Many people I know found their very old friends they never knew they will ever contact again. Now they have connected again through Facebook.

5. Business Promotion

Through Facebook Ads and Fans page you can advertise your business. Facebook offers a very customizable ads placement service, which is also very easy to use and cost effective.

Facebook Ads allows you to target people of specific age, geographic location, interests, etc, making your ads most useful and effective.

6. Entertainment

One of the main Facebook advantages is that it provides tons of gaming and other applications. for entertainment purposes.  Some people open Facebook only to play games. Besides games, there are tons of Facebook apps that you can use and enjoy. Apps on Facebook are of variety of type such as photo editing, horoscope, stock analysis etc.

7. Boredom Killer

Facebook is a boredom killer, especially for students during vacations and even elderly people who are retired from their job. You may like to read what to do on Facebook when in a bad mood.

8. Reconnecting with Old or Lost Friends/Colleagues

Many people have found their school-age class fellows, and friends on Facebook. With the Facebook's Friend Finder feature, you can search for any person who is on Facebook by entering different keywords like city, school or university name, age, etc.  Addition to the Friend Finder feature, Facebook also regularly shows you at side of your Facebook profile list of people who you may know. Facebook users have also found several of their acquaintances through this.  So it's really amazing. People who you think you can never find or meet again, you surprisingly find them on Facebook and re-connect! 

So, What are the Advantages of Facebook -  in Final Words

As we have learnt above, Facebook is a one-stop shop for entertainment, communication, business and sharing of information with others. It's a place where you chat with others, share your ideas, ask questions, comment on people's status, add your status, make friends, market your business, advertise and much more. You will not find any one-stop shop of this kind on the internet.

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Facebook Feature Wish List

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Who in the world doesn't use Facebook. Everyone! Young to adult, everyone spends minimum 1 hour a day on Facebook. It is a great social networking website but if it included some other features such as mentioned below, its experience would have been even better:

Facebook Wish List

1. We should be able to send a gift item to all friends, it is limited to some friends at the moment.

2. To be able to check the friend requests we have sent, the ones which have been accepted and those which are rejected.

3. Some sound notification when a message arrives and you are on a window other than Facebook.

4. Facebook chat should have a better interface and, include some (not all) features of an IM client like Yahoo messenger or Live messenger.

5. To be able to customize our profile, like adding background color, special effects, music, etc.

6. Effective and more user friendly customer support. Facebook should have a proper customer service department.

7. Being able to disable a group which you are the administrator of.


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