Is Facebook a blessing or a curse?

Facebook is the world's largest social network, with more than 400 million users. Facebook was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, who recently stated, "It's a large number, but the way we think about this is that we're just getting started on our goal of connecting everyone!"

That is an incredibly ambitious goal, but the way it has taken off, he might actually accomplish it. Here's why I say that; let's look at some recent company figures:

  • 50 percent of the 400 million users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • More than 60 million status updates posted each day
  • More than 3 billion photos uploaded to the site each month
  • More than 5 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each week
  • More than 1.5 million local businesses have active pages on Facebook
  • Pages have created more than 5.3 billion fans

Let me start by saying that I LOVE Facebook -- it has given me the opportunity to connect with people that I haven't seen or talked to in decades. It has brought back sweet memories of friends from my childhood swimming days.

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