what is the use of facebook for you?

Philippines
March 25, 2013 12:31am CST
Facebook is one of the most visited social media sites along with Twitter. I am a member of this site since 2008. This was introduced to me by my college friends because of Farmville. I was so addicted with this game. But after 2 years, I got bored with Facebook. So, I tried to do online shop by using my account. Fortunately, my shop was a success and from then on, I visited Facebook for business purposes. Of course Facebook was created to connect people around the world. Since my most of my friends are on far places while some of my relatives are on abroad, I can communicate and be updated to them through Facebook. How about you why are you using Facebook?
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37 responses
25 Mar 13
FACE THE FACEBOOK FACEBOOK is a platform. Different people use it for their own reason. The reasons may be: - for communication. - finding old friends. - in order to be intact with all the friends. - sharing photo among the friends. - for finding soul mates. - for business purpose. etc. etc. I am using it for few of the reasons above and trying to get more benefit from it.
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
26 Mar 13
I like your answer, you just said it all. I also use Facebook for some of those reasons: I like seeing photos uploaded and tagged by my friends, I like seeing videos and uploading videos to share with my friends, I can chat with them online... We can even get to know people by browsing their photos and videos (if available to strangers) and learn some about them before we get to know them (or not). So, facebook has many uses.
@jiiiiin (586)
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
I use facebook for socializing, promoting my online money making activities and earning extra cash by being a tagger and account seller. Facebook really helps me with giving me extra income.
@jiiiiin (586)
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
I didn't tag pictures with captions because the chances that my account will be banned is high.
• Philippines
26 Mar 13
Oh now I know. That is the strategy for you not to be banned. :) Are you earning well as photo tagger?
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
How tagging is done? I once tried to be a tagger but I Facebook banned me for doing so because it seems to be a spam. How did you tag photos by not being banned by Facebook?
@bingskee (5234)
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
that is interesting, doing business using Facebook. FB for me is used for connections, updates, and promotion (of articles, posts, etc). nice topic though i remember replying to a similar discussion before. this has a different perspective though.
@bingskee (5234)
• Philippines
26 Mar 13
that would be a good move, and preventive, too.
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
Really? I am just newbie so I haven't encountered any discussions about Facebook yet. But is it a violation if a discussion is almost similar to the other one?
• Philippines
26 Mar 13
Oh now I know. I haven't read any discussions about Facebook. But thanks to you at least now I should search first on a certain interest if the discussion I want to start exist or not, right? :)
• India
26 Mar 13
Hello iamsittie, I made an account on FB somewhere around Jan 2009, but I didn't use it until June 2009. After seeing my nephew playing games on it and updating status messages, I also developed some interest in it. Before that I was active only on Orkut. Gradually, my interest inclined towards Facebook, but it is limited only till liking pictures and being updated about friends and relatives. I really wonder how people use this social networking site for business purposes...
• India
26 Mar 13
I only have relatives, friends and some common friends in my friend list on FB. To promote online business one need to have a good networking skills and I completely lack it. I'll keep your business tip in mind and try to use it. Thanks
@mawee79 (403)
• Italy
25 Mar 13
I had several accounts, but I closed them all. Now I have a private profile, with about 33/34 friends that I really know and I use my account to update my two facebook pages. But I was more addicted at the beginning. Now I don't like it much.
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
mawee79, Facebook really is boring. Honestly, nowadays that my shop is not that active as it was before, I have less interest in Facebook. I prefer to visit mylot and other earning sites. ShivenderRajput, wow very well said! Really Facebook is more of entertainment and sometimes Facebook has disadvantages such as spreading wrong information. Also Facebook can also be used to illegal activities just what the online scammers do. And Facebook also triggers cyber bullying.
• India
25 Mar 13
i personaly feel that facebook is and can be very beneficial though i have felt after some period of time people tend to get bored here. It might be the lack of interest or simply the human nature of geting bored by an old way of entertainment though it has proved to b much more than a mere entertainment site. It has profitted many people all round the world both financialy as well as socialy as is its one of the greatest assets that we can meet our frnds n family on daily basis via facebook which eradicates the feeling of homesickness in some cases as well. Moreover u make frnds with different cultural backgrounds which gives chances of a better understanding of different culturer among the masses
@et2705 (21)
• Singapore
26 Mar 13
I use it to connect with my long lost friends and also with my cousins and relatives to know what they are up to lately. I get addicted to FB when I started playing farmville about 2 yrs ago. It was fun and my friends list start to grow bigger and bigger .....
• Philippines
26 Mar 13
Yeah, there are too many online sellers now. If you want online business make sure you have an established shop so that people can visit your items there. Also, make sure that you sell it on cheaper price than the others.
• Philippines
26 Mar 13
Yeah me too. I even added those persons that I do not know just to have more neighbors on Farmville. But now I got bored on this game so Facebook is for business purposes only for me.
@et2705 (21)
• Singapore
26 Mar 13
Good for you..... I am also thinking of using FB to do business but it seems like its getting pretty saturated already. Thinks its too late for me.
@youless (112250)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Mar 13
Long time ago I signed up a Facebook account because I wanted to keep in touch with my friends. Later Facebook was blocked in my country and therefore many of my friends couldn't access to it. I can access to it because I use a VPN. This is why I am not active in Facebook because I don't have many true friends there. Today I use it to do some online tasks only.
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
May I know where country are you from? I didn't know that Facebook can ban a certain country. Why did Facebook do that?
• Japan
26 Mar 13
I used facebook for a while and stopped using it now. It may be a kind of socialization, but I feel more hidden threats in facebook
• Philippines
26 Mar 13
Why did you say so? Do you have enemies in Facebook?
• South Korea
25 Mar 13
I love taking photos and I think facebook is a good place to store them ahaha, I do know there are other similar sites, but I just go to the flow because fb is popular this days, before also I tried earning money using facebook.. it was ok though but not really stable, besides im staying in a foreign country so it keeps me connected with my family,relatives and friends.
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
so Facebook for you is like Photobucket :) I agree this is a good storage of photos and you can gain more likes through this site. Also, you customize the settings of your albums. Some of my photos are only seen by my close friends because I am not that proud of my face. :D
@hushi22 (4928)
30 Mar 13
That is so good! My facebook is mostly to connect with my relative. Once I tried having a mini shop together with my cousin, but it didnt go well. The plan was for me to prepare all the products and she sells them in Cebu, but nothing happened so I had to stop and gave away the stuffs to my mum and told her to just give them to charity.
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
Yes, nowadays there are so many online sellers that may affect your pricing startegy because some of them sells it on a cheaper price.
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
I'm using Facebook because it's the easiest way of connection NEXT to mobile or telephone. :) Lately, I'm not depending on emails anymore. Because I notice people fails to check email account in a week but never fails to check Facebook :)) FB can be use to meet new friends too, I was even hooked to gaming before. But now am not doing much activity there. FB can actually make or break, depending on a person's intention of using it because some people are taking advantage by using it the wrong way . Spam. Virus or suspicious likes, adult contents, cyber violence (bully) I've always said to check on kids when using it. :)
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
I agree, mostly Facebook users are abusing the so-called 'Freedom of Speech'. There are some fan pages post adult content photos in which children below 18 years of age have an access on these pages. I also heard in the news that there are some Facebook groups that is exclusive for cyber "thing". Facebook is really good but people sometimes abusing it.
@Adval2013 (436)
25 Mar 13
Firstof all, I use Facebook to get in touch with my friends and family who are so into FB. Secondly, I use Facebook to locate my relatives near and far. It's amazing how relatives I couldn't remember anymore because I just saw them when I was very little are now reminding me of who they are and that they are my relatives -through FB. Thirdly, I use Facebook to promote my business. Fourthly, I use Facebook to encourage and to have fun.
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
do you have online shop?
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
I use Facebook mainly for communicating with friends, with group members when we have to work on a project and for expressing my thoughts. Sometimes if I'm bored I also read the news feeds. Facebook also used to be where announcements for our class are posted, so I frequented it for that reason during that time.
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
Its good that all of your friends are always online and they have computers at home. When we have projects, we communicate through cellphones because not all of them are online.
26 Mar 13
Keeping connected with friends and family, even people I went to high school with. Plus games here and there. Plus found a support group for a condition I have.
• Philippines
26 Mar 13
May I know what condition do you have?
@dismalgrin (2604)
• United States
29 Mar 13
I keep in touch with a lot of people I grew up with. People I went to college with. My family too, I don't see them much in real life so I communicate with them on facebook when I get a chance. I also have met a few people on other sites like mylot, gather, and others that I have enjoyed talking too and friend on facebook so that when I'm on my phone walking aroud I can keep in touch on facebook.
@Pegasus72 (1898)
8 Apr 13
I am able to stay connected to friends, family, and contacts all around the world, and have found friends and family that I had lost touch with when they moved far away.
• Malaysia
26 Mar 13
i don't use facebook now, as i dont want to waste my time there. as not money earn
@merylpan (37)
30 Mar 13
good discussion about facebook, I just heard a little about it before, but now I know it's a good platform of making friends, sharing photos, even earn money, I'll use it soon, tks all guys here
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
I enjoy uploading photos on facebook. Everytime we have parties, special occasions, and gathering, we upload right away the pictures we capture. Then I compile it. Photos serve as my remembrance in all the activities. Of course, facebook also serves as a tool to communicate with friends, coworkers, classmates and new friends. Thus facebook is very useful to me.
• United States
30 Mar 13
More for socialising than anything else. It's one way I keep in contact with family and friends overseas. I've also started running, and have met a lot of people online and have done several virtual runs because of facebook. I have also started using twitter, and not sure what im doing on there, but i'll get the hang of it eventually!