Social Networking: A powerful tool

Have you noticed how our world is different and how it has completely changed to adapt itself? Over the last few years, a new world was introduced to our society: Social Networking. While some people see it as a dangerous weapon, which it can in the wrong hands, I see it as a helpful and […]

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The risks and benefits of Facebook and social media

Nowadays, who doesn’t use Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Youtube, Linkedin or other kind of social media? Even parents and grand parents get cracked for them. Social media are omnipresent in our lives. But before going further, let’s define what social media are. Social media are forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and […]

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How do people use language in Facebook status updates?

In investigating this question, many factors had to be considered. Firstly, the type of status updates that would be used. Would they be random or handpicked? Do I take them from a distinct group of people or from the entire Facebook network? For these first two questions, the answers were more or less obvious, for […]

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Using Facebook to Aid in Learning of Biodiversity

In this technology-based era, it is difficult to imagine how one would survive without it. We have become so reliant on technology that we are even depending on it to maintain social contact with our friends and acquaintances. With social networking sites, such as Facebook, people are able to plan events, share interesting facts, hyperlinks […]

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M&A deals – Facebook Acquires Instagram

One of the most recent notable M&A deals is “Facebook acquiring Instagram” This acquisition is a critical move of Facebook due to the 2 main reasons: the deal size of $1 bn that Facebook spent for a startup app developer, of which $300 mn in cash and the remainder in Facebook Class B stock after […]

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Facebook Effects on the World Today

Millions of people use Facebook every day. Some people use it to see what is going on with their friends or family. There are also others that will just go on to see what their old classmates are up to. There are dangers of Facebook though. Facebook could bring out the jealousy in some, Muise, […]

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