The Allure of Social Networks

Social Networks have changed the way individuals interact with one another and produced a more socially entangled society. Through their simple interfaces and ease of access, nearly every person with a computer or smart phone has been attracted to a social network. Facebook in particular has been effective in attracting all sorts of demographics ranging from pre-teens to grandparents to even babies (no I am not kidding you).

The success of Facebook spawned from the wishes of college students to become better acquainted with one another on a digital platform. Its demographic quickly spun off into other directions as anyone who wanted to keep in touch with peers or relatives was able to sign on to the site and see immediately posts and updates posted by other users. The attraction that Facebook had on its users was likely due to its ability to allow someone thousands of miles away to keep in touch with their friends, family and peers instantly with a mouse click. Although some demographics that Facebook retained have dissipated, it still holds onto the majority of many communities with over a billion registered users.