Can one only imagine how many people update their status on social networks every five minutes? The crazy part is that a lot more people will respond to their friends and family status update. Thousands o f people use this social network not only to stay in touch with people but also to make new connections or just play games like Farmville or Angry Birds. Since Facebook appeared, it’s popularity has reached sky-high levels, so here are the reasons why Facebook is useful:
- The more you know….
Keeping in touch with what’s happening can easily done by having friends. Pictures, opinions and games can be used to keep pace with the newest thing. Also, people who usually have a high social life and have many friends will probably also have a lot of friends on Facebook The more friends, the more you know about them and about what they do.
- Improved Memory
A lot of friends also means a great way to keep your mind sharp and remember them all. Imagine how much you have to remember about them. This exercise leads, in time to a better overall memory. The more active you keep your brain the more it can improve it’s functions like facial recognition and memory. Plus, the number of friends you have on Facebook exceed the one you have in real life.
- Dropping Social Skills
By having friends, sharing problems and finding solutions for others people, people make connections and cooperate between themselves. But, according to recently done studies regarding social networks and social skills, most people would prefer to interact via Facebook than face to face. This actually means that social medias tend to makes us less skilled in the art of being charming face to face. Hiding behind a monitor seems to be much more easier.
A study performed by the Japan’s Hiroshima University showed that seeing something cute or nice can help achieve a better focus and better results at the experimental test.This actual leads to the conclusion that positive imagery leads to positive results, as they say in music, the tonality of the content gives the tune.
- Keeping people close
Remember you cousin who moved to Europe? Well, Now you can find out at what bar he goes every Saturday and see pictures of his journey any time just by becoming friends on Facebook Until social networks this popular, people did not used to keep their friendships so close because there wasn’t a convenient enough way. But it seems Facebook joins high school friends and distant relatives that maybe life on the other side of the globe.
- Global Communication
Since the Internet, people all around the globe have started to share their culture and their traditions. Facebook joins people who would not have met otherwise, and thus, helps to bring a better global communication between people from distant or close countries. People can have Facebook friends for years and never meet but have the same flourishing friendships as people who also meet face to face and are friends.
- Improving skills
If you are an active Facebook user, then you know how much writing you are faced with. Updating statuses, telling your friends about the new jazz pub you went Friday night and how good the cookies you made were is all important stuff. Adapting to a written conversation via Facebook actually makes you a write better. So, remember, practice makes perfect.
- Diverse information
Ever wonders how diverse people are ? Ever noticed how diverse your Facebook friends are and how you can skip from the culinary arts topic with one straight into the boiling pot of politics with another ? This actually can improve your ability to retain only the information that you found relevant and avoid many others. But even so, your brain thanks you for it because not only does this process allow you to gather a multitude of information of differently related topics but also improve your overall knowledge.
- Games and skills
Some games that also can be found on Facebook improve your patter recognition skills and also allow you to make elaborate strategies in order to evolve through the game. Many consider playing these games as being a positive thing to do. But there are so many other games out there that allow you not only to recognize patterns faster and plan your FarmVille strategy but also to improve Eye–hand coordination and improve your strategics skills even better (playing Disciples or Heroes for example).
- Critical thinking
Because this place is filled with profiles of all kinds of people, one might get into an argument and disagree with someone. Now, just like forums, these written discussions can help one learn how to make a logical argument. These kind of written dialogues are pretty important because it leads to a better critical thinking and also improves reasoning and skill of explaining and argumentation on a certain topic.