Facebook Social Networking site
Millions of people around the world use social networking websites on the Internet to communicate and share information. Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school and region to connect and interact with other people. Users can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profile to notify friends about themselves. One of the fastest growing of these sites is facebook.
A Harvard university student founded facebook in 2004. Membership was initially limited to Harvard students, but eventually expanded to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. facebook has met with some controversy. Some countries, including Syria and Iran, have blocked its use, and it is not always accessible in china. User privacy also has been an issue, and hackers at times have broken into facebook sites.
Despite these concerns, more and more people are flocking to facebook to catch up with old friends make new ones, build up their social networking skills and even find love. voa’s paul ndiho has the story