1. How can social networking site such as Facebook become a part of everyday life?
Social networking sites, such as Facebook, become a part of everyday life through users’ interests to find out updates regarding distant family members and relatives, friends, and acquaintances. Registered users make accessing their Facebook accounts on a regular basis (daily, weekly, or several times a month) and responding to posts of friends, family members, and acquaintances; as well as making regular updates and using applications themselves, evidently prove that social networking sites are an instrumental part of a person’s life.
2. Besides pure social interaction, what are some other ways Facebook can be used?
Users actively and regularly access their Facebook account to monitor, check and respond to the new messages sent to them by fellow members; find out new photos, events, activities being pursued; and take part in Facebook applications such as games, ratings on movies, books, music, and other entertainment opportunities. Likewise, Facebook can be used in corporate settings as a tool for inter-office communication, in finding out credentials of potential candidates for positions open (recruitment), and following-up concerns with other stakeholders: clients, suppliers, investors, and the like.
3. What are the pros and cons of using a social networking site in a business setting?
The pros of using social networking site in a business setting include: (1) cheap and easy access to registered members; (2) ability to send and receive messages 24/7; (3) ability to access relevant updates and needed information on various stakeholders. On the other hand, the cons are: (1) potential distractions on emphasis and focus to purely professional facets that could compromise productivity levels; (2) network security breaches and exposing the organization to malware attacks; (3) and exposing personal information of colleagues’ family members and friends which could jeopardize their roles and responsibilities in the business setting.