Initially, the then called ‘thefacebook.com’ integrated several social networking applications that enabled its users to add friends, comment on friends’ profiles, and send messages, update own profile status among other myriad social connectedness functions (Carlson, 2010).
Despite numerous hurdles along the way, Facebook has been positively embraced across the world, thus increasing its usage and popularity.
However, Facebook has received most attention from over 500 million users worldwide; it has become the norm than rather the exception across the world population.
As internet technologies continue to advance, Facebook and other social media sites bring even a bigger impact on society.
Furthermore, with over 70 languages available on Facebook, individuals are able to connect without the restriction of language barriers.
As a matter of fact, over 75% users are located outside the USA, meaning Facebook is a global entity (Facebook, 2011).
The above analysis indicates that Facebook is a social engineering site that defies the constraints of border, language , cultural, social ties and economic disparities and that it promotes interconnectedness among global users.
On the other hand, whereas social interconnectedness may sound like an excellent idea, the fact remains that, the shortcomings which will be discussed herein, outweighs the benefits of social connection.
History has shown that whenever great masses of people come together crime is inevitable.
As aforementioned, Facebook membership has been increasing each day and with its ability to surpass language, cultural and physical barriers, the site has managed to bring a multitude of people together.