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The bigger the better


Pre-talk

“Are you out of your mind boy?” Well, I ain’t, for sure. I know that writing an essay about a modern phenomenon isn’t the best choice. Why? Since there aren’t so much straight facts as you may wish for. There are a lot of theories and opinions about how Facebook was founded and what the causes and consequences is about it. When I were about to pick a topic I thought that I didn’t want to have a subject that’s “plain”. I always try to think outside the box to find new ways that makes studying more fun. And that’s why I chose Facebook to write about. It’s a thing that most of the people who’re going to read these words use every day and that makes a really great connection with reading my little brochure. I can tell you that it haven’t been easy to write it(so use it with good health). At first I were about to give the topic up and choose a subject like KKK or 9/11. But I think I thought about it for at least a 2-hour-lesson and decided to stay with Facebook. How come that? Once again, I want to think outside the box. I thought that if I have decided to write about Facebook I can’t give it up now I have to try. And so I did. At first I tried to write a strictly essay and what’s all about that, but it didn’t feel right. I mean Facebook isn’t a deep thing and it shouldn’t be taken on too much serious. The main problem with this project was to maintain a good quality on the text and facts. I didn’t want the quality to suffer because of the lack of fact. So how did I to maintain the quality? I mixed facts with a lot of my opinions and tried to make the text telling. And I think I’ve managed to do that. Do you? Please keep on reading the words in this brochure please! Robin Bergström Kopparlundsgymnasiet 2011

Readers do’s

• Keep in mind that it may seem like I’ve made all this up, but that’s not the case. Most of it is smoky holy facts. • Be aware of my irony. • Read till the last dot.

Readers dont’s

• Don’t jump over words, it may create misconceptions and it may hurt your feet and knees. • Don’t copy a single black (or Facebook-blue letter) that you see in this brochure. • Don’t stop read when you’ve seen the dot at the end of this sentence. (Did you see it? It’s quite small)


Origins MARK ZUCKERBERG

The sophomore Mark Zuckerberg may have been the smartest person at Harvard during his time on the there. The cause and origin of Facebook is Zuckerberg. Maybe. Before Zuckerberg released Facebook he was hired by other sophomores to build their website, called HarvardConnection. During the time Zuckerberg was building HarvardConnection he was really hard to reach by the other sophomores. Perhaps it was meant as diversion from Zuckerbergs side to move up the release of HarvardConnection. Or maybe he was just busy doing god in schoo. If Mr. Zuckerberg stole the idea from his class mates, we shall maybe take him for a person that’s “sliding in on a banana peel” or a person who “go prawn sandwich”. The other sophomores, who are twins, has charged Zuckerberg for stealing the idea. The question has been in the court and the judgment was to Zuckerberg’s advantage. During the warm and beautiful summer of 2010 a new part in the dispute was revealed, Paul Ceglia. He asserts that in 2003 he invested 1000 dollar in the company Facebook, which at the time were under construction. At first he claimed to own 84 % of the company. Five and a halv month after the first statement he was lowered his claim of owning the company to 50 %. According to the site www.idg.se the 1000-dollar-investment could grow to a profit of 25 billion dollar, if the court sees this case relevant. March 31 at 3.45pm· Like · Comment

TheFacebook.com launches at Harvard University.

2004

TheFacebook.com launches at three other universities.

The first investment, US$500.000, by Peter Thiel

1 million users


The bigger the better I use Facebook generally every day. When I wake up in the morning I more often than not check my Facebook wall to see what all my friends been up to since I fell asleep the night before. So what makes Facebook to growing phenomenon and a growing time thief ? Are people worldwide getting shy and don’t want to meet friends face to face. Or does Mr. Zuckerberg has a genius ability to warp peoples brain and make them use Facebook more and more and more? I would like to dig deeper into the question about the bigness of Facebook. I would like to know why people all over the world are addicted to a dot com thing on the internet.

4000 users isn’t enough!

But is 500 000 000 users too much?

2005 High schools are added. 800 college networks.

TheFacebook.com changes to Facebook

5.5 million users.


Why meet people? When you have Facebook.

I think that Facebook is growing part of the society because of the way we have started living. I would like to ask you. Do you hurry to work because of the way you live? Do you get up in the morning and eat breakfast standing by the kitchen counter, simultaneously putting your socks on and reading the latest news because the bid was late with the morning paper? (Maybe he used Facebook on his iPhone while he was driving his car). Do you brush your teeth 30 seconds instead of 2 minutes, like you should? Well if you live a normal life you often do. And where do I want to come up with this? I think that the crescent time constraints and stress makes people meet there nearest and dearest more seldom. Then I think that we use Facebook to keep in touch with them, and by that we escape the bad conscience. Which I think is really “wrong way round” so to say. We should really have more bad conscience because of the way we interact with our loved ones, especially by Facebook. Because the love we put into keep in touch with our friends and family should not be revenue-generating for other people, which Facebook are for Zuckerberg and his team. The actually make great money because of the time we’re spending on Facebook. Have you ever wondered why there are ads on the side of you wall? Well it’s there to make money for Zuckerberg, so that he can feel less guilty to the fact that people use Facebook to tell people happy birthday online, instead of take the bus and visit the person who celebrates his or hers birthday. 4 minutes ago · Like · Comment

Ellinor Francke and Caroline Forsman like this.

2006 Facebook Mobile launches.

Sharing feature is added.

12 million users.


Publicity depending There is a new season of the world wide TV-program, Big Brother, going on here in Sweden. Have you watched it? I do, I don’t really know why but I do. I would probably not take place in the house because I think it is a cheating way and a short cut to become famous. And it’s on the word famous I would like to continue with. Famous – Facebook. Facebook – Famous. Famous by Facebook. Is what people using Facebook wants to be. I mean (stop reading and go to a mirror and look), did you look at yourself ? Are you famous? Do thousands of people scream your name when you enter the stage on MTV or when you enter the red carpet to the premier of your new movie? Didn’t think so. The desire of being famous, public and to stand out is a normal behave by the human nature. We can see that by the growing liberalism in the world. People have become more selfish and we always want to be better than anyone else. And what does Facebook has to do with liberalism? Facebook makes you more public. People can watch your info, wall and other status feeds. Everybody knows when the “famous-depending-person” has its birthday, whether the person is single, married or in a relationship. And if the person likes photographing or floor ball. Other people can easily look up if the person in question are available or nearby. 45 seconds ago · Like · Comment

Michelle Eriksson like this.

New design.

20 million users.

2007 More than 50 million users.


So why

?

“Tell me why, ain’t nothing but a heartache, tell me why ain’t nothing but a mistake”. Just quoted Backstreet Boys, so what? Should I change the lyrics? Tell my why, ain’t nothing but a celeb, tell my why, ain’t nothing but a paparazzi.

Why are we so out to get famous? Is the money, the fans, the groupies? Well I think it is all of it. I think that everybody, and I mean literally everyone on the earth (except from the ones that doesn’t) want to get famous. Imagine having the biggest house in Beverly Hills with a enormous gate that only can be opened by pressing a button located in your kitchen. Imagine having thousands and thousands of people screaming your name. I would not say “no thanks” to that. 52 minutes ago · Like · Comment

Updated privacy settings.

2008

More than 100 million users.

Spanish and French are ad- Chat feature is launched. ded to the list if languages.


“Time is money”, or what do you say, Benjamin Franklin? There is a new season of the world wide TV-program, Big Brother, going on here in Sweden. Have you watched it? I do, I don’t really know why but I do. I would probably not take place in the house because I think it is a cheating way and a short cut to become famous. And it’s on the word famous I would like to continue with. Famous – Facebook. Facebook – Famous. Famous by Facebook. Is what people using Facebook wants to be. I mean (stop reading and go to a mirror and look), did you look at yourself ? Are you famous? Do thousands of people scream your name when you enter the stage on MTV or when you enter the red carpet to the premier of your new movie? Didn’t think so. The desire of being famous, public and to stand out is a normal behave by the human nature. We can see that by the growing liberalism in the world. People have become more selfish and we always want to be better than anyone else. And what does Facebook has to do with liberalism? Facebook makes you more public. People can watch your info, wall and other status feeds. Everybody knows when the “famous-depending-person” has its birthday, whether the person is single, married or in a relationship. And if the person likes photographing or floor ball. Other people can easily look up if the person in question are available or nearby. 18 minutes ago · Like · Comment

Märta Wadman like this.

175 million users. ”Like”-button is added

2009250 million users.

150 million users. 200 million users.

400 million users.

350 million users.

2010 500 million users.


Sources http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/apr/17/i-want-to-be-famous http://www.dn.se/ekonomi/manga-far-nya-jobb-via-facebook http://www.businessinsider.com/how-facebook-was-founded-2010-3 http://www.tuftsdaily.com/2.5541/online-network-created-by-harvard-students-flourishes-1.600318 http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/mark_zuckerberg_inspiration_for_facebook_before_harvard.php http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/facebook_worst_enemies_PIJUMujycQwcHEFYKcGLPK http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2008/08/15/facebook-makes-you-fat-as-britons-pileon-the-pounds-115875-20698474/ http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article12103711.ab http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article12451337.ab https://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?timeline https://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?factsheet https://secure-media-snc1.fbcdn.net/ads2/creative/pressroom/jpg /n_1194918729_2007-11-06_15-06-26.jpg


facebook Written by Robin Bergstrรถm in Sweden


The brochure of Facebook