The Story of Facebook

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Essay #: 052726
Total text length is 8,656 characters (approximately 6.0 pages).

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The beginning:
The Story of Facebook
Amanda
Gefter
notes “if the web was once an enormous library, it is now a vast conversation” (2006, 46). Looking at the current literature it appears that this switch took place in early the years of this century when the first Internet social networking communities started to develop. As Weaver and Morrison point out the Internet based social networking communities represent individuals who are using the Internet and Web applications to communicate in a ways that previously were not possible (2008, 97). This paper will look at
Facebook
as one example of such Web application used for social networking on- line whose popularity is steadily increasing. It will briefly describe its history and then will look at its...
The end:
.....ibilities seem to be endless and as with many other technologies the future might be difficult to predict.
Word Count: 1296
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