2010 marked five years for the social networking site and over five hundred million users. In a number of different studies regarding social networking, Facebook is listed as the number one social networking site, as well as one of the most popular. Since the beginning days for a bunch of college students, Facebook has now attracted friends, families, celebrities, TV shows, and other special events in order to connect with others.
However, Facebook has also been in the news - it is banned in several countries and issues with privacy have made users and soon to be users wary, angry, and confused. Privacy was one of the big drawbacks of Facebook, as default settings let everyone and anyone search for people and read what they had on their profile page. A number of funny incidents have resulted from co-workers posting status updates when they should be at work or working.
Businesses, while with a use for Facebook, have met with issues of employees spending more time on the site than on their job.
The important thing to remember is, as with all things on the Internet, knowing what a site is, how it works, and how you can keep safe is paramount to enjoying all the benefits.