December 17, 2010

For the love of Facebook

Friday, December 17, 2010 Posted by Mary , , 3 comments

I do not understand what's with all the hate coming out as a result of Mark Zuckerberg being chosen as TIME's Person of the Year for 2010. I myself have a love-hate relationship with Facebook, but we have to admit that in recent times, nothing else on or off the Web, has made so much impact on so many people all over the world. While it is true that some people spend so much time on Facebook for the wrong reasons, the idea of the technology itself is amazing. It is the easiest way to communicate with people, and it can be used both for business and pleasure. The application is what you make of it, and now with its advanced privacy settings, it's been made even better. As a web developer, I have a lot of respect and admiration for it.

I'm not on Facebook to be cool nor to play games. I'm just really thankful that I do not have to search hell or high water for someone's email address when I need to communicate with them. For that, I'm grateful to Mark Zuckerberg. At the very least, I think the man deserves some sort of recognition for coming up with what has now become the world's largest social network.