FACEBOOK - is it a success????

PenMasala By PenMasala, 7th Apr 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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With a growing popularity FACEBOOK is reaching to new heights everyday.With the help of stats , facebook is amongst the most successful companies the world had ever had.I do agree its successful financially,also its very popular and people loves the website.But i doubt that it is a success,i doubt that it actually achieved the goal for which the it was created.


1) Facebook is a social networking service launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook, Inc.
2) As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users.
3) Release of statistics by DoubleClick showed that Facebook reached one trillion page views in the month of June 2011, making it the most visited website of those tracked by DoubleClick.
4) In January 2013, the countries with the most Facebook users were:
United States with 168.8 million members
Brazil with 64.6 million members
India with 62.6 million members
Indonesia with 51.4 million members
Mexico with 40.2 million members
All of the above total 309 million members or about 38.6 percent of Facebook's 1 billion worldwide members.
5) In regards to Facebook's mobile usage, per an analyst report in early 2013, there are 192 million Android users, 147 million iPhone users, 48 million iPad users and 56 million messenger users.
6) Revenue: about $5.1 billion (2012)
(all the above stats are taken from wikipedia.org)

What is SUCCESS?

One of the simple defination of success is: The achievement of one's aim or goal.
Success is not just defined in terms of money or popularity but also based on the aim with which the thing is started. One can say that they got success even if they went in loss financially but achieved what they wanted(that is their primary aim).But vice versa is not always true because success comes with its primary aim getting achieved.

Did FACEBOOK achieved it's goal?

FACEBOOK is successful in terms of revenue but what about its aim for which website was started?
FACEBOOK being a social networking site was created with a very good idea of keeping people connected-no matter how far they live.
I can stay in touch which my friends which no longer stays near me and are living in different cities,states and countries. Although i can't meet them really but in the virtual world we are connected through facebook. Here the website is very helpful and has achieved what it wanted to do.
But there has been a problem observed by me-being facebook so addictive, people are getting disconnected from the real world. People have started spending more time in the virtual world(in front of laptops,computers,tablets and mobiles) than in real world.
For example-Once i called my friend for playing football and he said i am busy on facebook and won't be able to come to play.Then this thing continued forever-he is so addicted to facebook that it has forgotten then real world exists.Today he lives in the virtual world and i do feel we are becoming strangers day by day.
Thus i believe that facebook was made to keep you close to the friends that are not nearby you but nowerdays its turning out to be that people stay all the time on facebook and have limited or even no interactions with the people living around them in the real world.
Thus,with aim to bring people living far away closer to you,facebook was created but its turning out to be that people near you are getting far away by spending most of the time on facebook-I DOUBT ITS SUCCESS THEREFORE......


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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th Apr 2013 (#)

All these tools conform with the classic duality of reality. If we use them with discretion, it is our friend. But when we get detached from the real world, they become our enemy - siva

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author avatar PenMasala
9th Apr 2013 (#)

I absolutely agree with you Siva sir. That is why my article ends with a question and allows readers to decide.

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