Facebook is a must have for any college student. It allows you to connect to your peers and stay connected with friends across the country. From status updates to pictures, Facebook has become a major part of our day to day communication.
I wake up every morning and update my Facebook status. It has become part of my daily routine. It allows me to share the goings on in my life with people who live in other time zones. I might not have time to call 10 of my closest friends to tell them about _____ but I can put it on Facebook and let all of them know within a minute.
While that is the upside to Facebook, the downside is just like any electronic communication…it is open to interpretation and I bet someone knows someone who knows the person you just referred to in your status. I also am willing to bet that the person you just dissed in your status will find out from that someone who knows someone.
We all have had some good times and there are photos to prove it. While you might not be the one to post the evidence, someone does and tags you. What is the picture saying about you? You have heard a picture is worth a thousand words…
What you put on Facebook communicates something about you. You should never post your phone number or address. Think twice before updating your status…yes, you might think your professor/boss/roommate/etc is smelly/weird/overbearing/boring/etc but even if you are not friends with them they could be that someone who is friends with someone who is your facebook friend.
What do you use Facebook for? Tell us in the comment section and you could win in this Friday’s drawing!