According to a recent Associated Press-CNBC poll, most Americans think that Facebook is just a fad and will not be able to conserve for a long period of time. The reality is, however, Facebook has officially logged its 800 millionth active citizen. If the website was seen as Earth, it would be the world’s second largest country by population. And this number is still growing continuously.

According to a recent Associated Press-CNBC poll, most Americans think that Facebook is just a fad and will not be able to conserve for a long period of time. The reality is, however, Facebook has officially logged its 800 millionth active citizen. If the website was seen as Earth, it would be the world’s second largest country by population. And this number is still growing continuously.

Why does Facebook so popular even though criticism of Facebook’s privacy issues has not stopped. It seems like the huge controversy is not an obstacle of the growth of users. What make this situation happen? How do Facebook reach success?

One of the reasons for Facebook being so popular is the peer pressure created by everyone around you. Since all your friends are using Facebook, you would not want to be left out. Being disconnected from Facebook today would be even more painful. For many people, it is like a second home. Users like us share tons of information everyday. We also add lots of pictures taken from cherished Christmas morning to nights of partying. Facebook is like a recorder recording every moment of our lives. This makes Facebook so successful.

Some would argue that, Facebook could fade away like MySpace in the future. I would say Facebook is much more interactive than MySpace. People always want to be more socialized when using social network websites, or in other words, to have a more convenient social platform to get in touch with someone. On Facebook, We can add comments to our friends’ photos or statuses. We also can play flash games and compete with our friends. It is easier for Facebook to maintain their users in a way that other social network websites cannot compete with.

Recently Facebook announced that it is preparing to launch App Center selling applications that compatible with HTML5 and can run on both mobile devices and computers. This is a threat to App Store of Apple and Android Gameplay of Google. And more than that, Facebook is on its way to stand on top of social network websites. It is almost certain that Facebook will keep growing and attracting more and more people to join this big community. Facebook is, therefore, not just a fad. It will be successful over the long term.


 

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