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What is Facebook ??
Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated
and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of July 2011, Facebook has more than 800 million
active users. Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal
profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications
when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups,
organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their
friends into lists such as "People from Work" or "Close Friends". The name of the service
stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic
year by some university administrations in the United States to help students get to know
each other. Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to
become registered users of the site.
Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow
students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The Web site's membership
was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges
in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for
students at various other universities before opening to high school students, and eventually
to anyone aged 13 and over.

What makes facebook interesting?
As we know, Facebook has become the most popular social network sites in Indonesia. Until
2011s, facebook users in Indonesia become 33.940.020 user. And about 63% is active user.
Almost 60% from Indonesias facebook Users is students, and about more than 38% are
college students.
There so many questions in our head, what makes facebook so interesting???
Why people join facebook??
What makes student cant live without facebook??
There are some reasons, what makes facebook so interesting:
1. Meet new people
This is the main reason social network were created. So people can meet and find new
friends. We can find people of every kind from all over the world.
2. Find old friends
Weve probably lost contact with someone in our life. From facebook, we can find them.
Facebook help us to find our old friends easily. As we know, facebook has 800 million
users the entire world. So its possibly we can find our old friends.
3. Chat the day away
Keep in touch with our friends and family. We can connect with everyone in the different
part of world. There is no distance between people on facebook. We can chat all day long
with our friends on facebook.
Facebook has forums. This is where we can post our thoughts, question and opinions. Its
also where you can communicate with the group of friends that all have the same interest
or problem.
4. Join interest groups
Facebook offers groups. If facebook doesnt have a group we like, we can usually create
our own group. We can share the same interest or problem with our group.
5. Share messages, photos, and video
We can share our photos and video. We can tell the people world what we do, where we
go, and every events.
6. Be everything we want
We can be everything on facebook. We can be another person. We can create our own
profile. We can change our profile every time.
7. ETC

Facebook Impact on College Students
1. Positive impact of facebook
Strengthen Hospitality
This probably is the usefulness of facebook the most we can feel. Even with
facebook, we can find the back of people we have ever known in the past.
Media Campaign
Clearly, facebook can use as a media campaign, we can promoting our product,
service, agency and other things.
Facility Discussions
On facebook, we can join the various communities/groups. We can discuss about
something interest. Discuss our problem, issues, and more. We can also get
knowledge from sharing on groups. We can participate on discussion forums.
Place that We can Share and Solve The Problem
Sometimes we get a problem and then we update our status on facebook with the
problem you face, and if someone cares, he/she will leave comment on our status
and help us to solve the problem.

2. Negative Impact of facebook on college students
Cyber bullying
Cyber bullying is defined as the use of internet or other technologies to send or
post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.
Types of cyber bullying:
Flaming: online fights sent via inbox or instant message/chat with angry
or vulgar language.
Harassment: repeatedly sending nasty, mean, insulting messages.
Denigration: Dissing someone online by sending or posting gossip or
rumors about person to damage his or her reputation or friendships.
Impersonating: pretending to be someone else and posting or sending
material to damage their reputation.
Pranking: tricking someone into revealing secrets or embarrassing
information and then sharing it online.
Facts: in 2011s, almost 62% children in the world report they have been bullied
on the internet. Source: http:\\
We could be a victim or actor.
Waste our time more and more
Facebook is useless for the less useful.
Waste of money
If we access facebook from our hand phone, of course, it will reduce our pulse.
Can make decrease grade
Facebook make us lazy to study and learn something, make us lazy to do
something that we must do it. It can impact to our grades.
Can live without facebook
Facebook continuously, indirectly as a result, we experienced what is called
Triggered the free and unrestricted intercourse
Virtual world, a world without boundaries, one can transformed into anybody and
does anything, good or bad.

How to solve the negative impacts of facebook?
As we know, facebook as the revolutionary technology has positive and negative impact. And
the impact is a choice. We can choose positive impact or even negative impact. Its all
depending of us. Its depending how we use facebook well on the positive ways; how we
manage our time when use facebook, and how we interact with other user on facebook.
We should manage our time, so that we can balance our virtual life and real life. We should
restrict ourselves when using facebook. Walk in the right ways, never think that people
doesnt know what you do, so you can do anything, theres a cyber law, so if you do
something like cyber bullying or something include cyber crime, you could be punished.
There are 50 social networking rules for college students:
When you first got to college, social media was probably about sending party invites, posting
pictures of your new friends, complaining about tests, meeting dates, and keeping in touch
with family back home. Now that youre getting ready to leave school behind (and find
some jobs after college), you will need to reconfigure your social media activity so that future
employers and contacts respect you. Here are 50 social media etiquette rules to remember.
Keep these general tips in mind whenever you log on:
1. Act like you would in real life: Just because youre hiding behind a computer as you
type doesnt mean that people arent going to connect what you say online with who
you are as a real person. How you act on social media sites is often the most direct
way that people including potential employers will perceive you.
2. Dont discriminate just because: You cant be friends with everyone online, but
youll never broaden your network if you dont connect with people outside of your
circle and comfort zone. Be willing to open yourself up to all types of followers and
3. You have to earn respect: You can earn respect on social media sites by offering
quality, accessible information in a friendly way. Share relevant links, commentary
and helpful advice.
4. Always introduce yourself: Whenever you friend or follow a new person or jump
into an open conversation, take a quick second to introduce yourself. Share your real
name, occupation and geographical location. Its just polite.
5. Avoid burnout: If youre on social media sites constantly, youll burn yourself out
and annoy other people. Find a balance so that youre making quality contributions to
the discussion, not dominating it.
6. Tweet and update for your most conservative followers: If you have lots of friends
online, it can be hard to remember whos still listening in to your conversations and
updates. Remember who your most conservative followers are, and make sure
whatever you put online is appropriate for them.
7. Be curious, but not nosy: Social media communities are all about sharing and
learning from each other. Youre encouraged to ask questions, but dont be too
inquisitive about peoples personal lives until you become actual friends.
8. Be extra polite: You wouldnt make a nasty comment to a person you just met at
work or school: youd probably go above and beyond to seem friendly and helpful.
Apply the same attitude to your social media activity.
9. Dont ask for favors: Once youve established a relationship with an online contact,
you can ask for advice or help, but dont log on just to ask people to do your work for
10. Follow the golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated, and youll
develop a reputation for being a worthy friend and follow who other users will want to
pass along to their network.
11. Remember that there are boundaries: Not everyone youre following or who is
following you is your personal friend, so avoid talking about health problems and
mushy stuff.
These Facebook-specific rules address photos, tagging, and all those applications:
1. Dont cyber-stalk: If youre never getting any responses back to the wall posts and
messages you leave on someones profile, then youre cyber-stalking them. Stop.
2. Dont drunk-Facebook: Sending drunk Facebook messages or making drunk wall
posts can be funny with friends, but seriously damaging with professional contacts.
3. Dont send apps: Make sure that when you try out an application, youre not
sending it to everyone youre friends with. Thats right: everyone.
4. Dont write private messages on wall posts: Its embarrassing, rude, and makes
you look immature.
5. Edit your photo choices: Dont put up photos of yourself or others engaging in
illegal, irresponsible activities, including pictures of you chugging pitchers of beer,
whether or not youre 21.
6. Stop playing the farm animal game if you want to be taken seriously: Would you
want to hire someone who clearly spends all day swapping cows and feeding goats
on Facebook?
7. Be careful who you tag: Just because you dont have a job doesnt mean your
friends are okay with having ridiculous photos of themselves posted on Facebook so
that their moms and bosses can see them.
8. Write clear status updates: People who write vague, depressing song lyrics or
status updates come across as self-indulgent.
9. Be respectful of the relationship status: Talk with your partner before changing a
relationship status. If its good news, do you want an online medium to be the one to
share it? If its bad, you want to make sure youre not breaking up with someone via
10. Avoid chain status updates: Dont fall for chain status updates to save a child with
cancer or promote world peace. Theyre annoying.
11. Ask friends to make introductions: Youll avoid freaking people out if you ask a
friend to make an introduction rather than friending people youve randomly spotted
Twitter is addictive, but it also has lots of traps that can lure you into looking unprofessional
and lazy:
1. Dont use automation tools: You might think its nice to send an automatic
message every time someone follows you, but it actually makes you look lazy and
unengaged. Social media is about the personal effort behind the connection.
2. Keep tabs on your ratio: One of the easiest ways for people to decide whether or
not they want to follow you is to check your follow ratio. Try to keep it balanced so
that you dont look desperate or like a snob.
3. Share other peoples work, not just your own: For every tweet you make about
yourself, make two or three tweets about someone elses work or a third party
4. Send private messages for private conversations: Twitter has an option to let you
send private messages, and its important that you remember to use it when
5. Always share your best work: You never know whos watching you on Twitter, so
always promote your absolute best work, not your mediocre stuff.
6. Use your real name: Social media is about being honest, not tricking people. Even a
clever pseudonym will turn off your more professional contacts.
7. Dont be a sucker: As with any viral medium, its easy to get caught up in scams
and just plain incorrect information. Dont go crazy retweeting sensational stories
until youve verified theyre true.
8. Use a real picture: Just as you use your real name, use a real photo of yourself to
help others understand who theyre connecting with.
9. Dont ask to be retweeted: If your tweet is good enough to share, your followers
will retweet it without a desperate plea.
10. Dont use Twitter to point fingers: You can send open tweets to ask about a
problem, but dont trash companies or individuals just because you had a bad
experience. Contact them in private.
There are appropriate shortcuts for social media, but dont go overboard. Otherwise, no one
will be able to understand you, and they may think youre lazy and ignorant:
1. Know what @means: @ is a sign that means youre responding to or directly
addressing a particular user or message. On some sites, it even tags that person.
2. Use the word, not the number: Substituting 2 for to looks like youre in junior
3. Social media is a step up from texting: Unless youre updating all your messages
on a mobile device, remember that social media is a step up from texting. If youre
typing on a keyboard, you can type out the whole word.
4. Dont make stupid mistakes: Youre not receiving an official grade from your
tweets and updates, but you are being judged on your grammar mistakes.
5. Edit your work: Take a few seconds to review your messages so that you can
correct any mistakes.
6. Avoid exclamation points: Theyre warranted sometimes, but punctuation marks
are annoying to read and make your writing look juvenile.
7. Always be honest and transparent: With so many distractions going on online,
keep your messages short, clear and truthful.
8. Know which rules you can break: Regular abbreviations and certain punctuation
marks like ellipses can be used more freely on social media sites.
When it comes time to hunt for new employment or broaden your network, remember these
crucial tips for the online job search:
1. Its okay to be chatty: Penelope Trunk explains that your LinkedIn resume should
be a little chatty, but still professional. You want to stand out and come across as
easy-going, but know when youre crossing the line.
2. Dont follow an employers personal account: Youre going to look desperate and
creepy if you follow an employer or hiring managers personal profiles. Look for
official ones instead.
3. Monitor your style: Using all caps and typing in the vernacular are inappropriate
when making professional contacts.
4. Follow up: once.: Its a good idea to follow-up after a meeting, interview or
communiqu, but doing so over and over is stalking and spammy.
5. Understand who your target contacts want to deal with: An executive isnt going
to be interested in talking to an intern, so find the middle man who can put you two
in touch.
6. Be mindful of the time you contact someone: Dont send Facebook messages at
11p.m. Friday night. Send them during regular business hours to show that youre
responsible and can work on a normal schedule, too.
7. Mind your ps and qs: Always say thank you and understand that anyone whos
helping you in your online job search is doing you a favor. You arent entitled to
8. Keep up with your LinkedIn profile headline: Make sure your headline is updated
to accurately communicate your current occupational status.
9. Dont be bold about looking for a new job if youre still under contract:
Remember this for your future: dont advertise that youre looking for a new job if
you havent told your boss youre quitting. You could find yourself without any
form of employment if your boss or his or her colleagues find your updates
10. Help others: Its not just about your job search. Offer to help friends and followers
if you have a contact they need.