Friday, January 9, 2015

Why Do People Sign Up For Facebook?

By Alon Calinao Dy: Have you ever wondered why lots of people use Facebook? Considerably, there are several reasons why young and older people spent most of their time on Facebook.

I don't know if you are familiar with a pyramid of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, among them is love and belonging. I studied this theory when I was a nursing student at the St. Jude College in Manila; it was the third stage of the psychological needs of human being by an American psychologist Abraham Maslow.

Facebook is a trendy free social networking website that most users feel they need to belong to the world. It is a very important means to get in touch with your distant loved ones online.

When I worked as an OFW in the Middle East a couple of years ago, particularly in Saudi and Kuwait, I used Facebook to battle homesickness and loneliness and to feel that my  loved ones were beside me all the time.

Honestly speaking, I think Abraham Maslow is right that it is a human nature of people to interact with others. Communication on Facebook is necessary that some people believe you need to have constant conversations with your acquaintances, relatives, and family so that you know what exactly they are doing in their lives.

Another thing is that other people get social pleasure on Facebook. Taking selfie is a social pleasure and one way to garner more likes to your wall on Facebook, and every user has enjoyed all those comments and shares they got from the public.

Other Facebook users feel that they have no longer privacy controls on this popular social network. Some people have finally decided to quit using Facebook because they think they feel violated and others have always something to say on what they post.

Well, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus+, LinkeIn, Tumblr, and Pinterest are pretty similar with one another. I don't think they are all that bad. Facebook is like money. If you use it to help other poor people, then I don't think it is bad at all. Depending on its usage if it is used to scam people, it becomes evil because of the bad intentions of the user.

I always look at the bright side of life. Although some are using Facebook for personal purposes like promoting their sites and businesses, making friends, and finding job opportunities, I still believe that most users are here to send love and to connect with their respective families. 

Let's thank Facebook for their wonderful and free service.