How the quality of adult relationships is affected by ‘Facebook’ a social networking site

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Introduction

There are many places where one can choose to go to, so that they can observe things, which interest them. Communication is an essential aspect in life and without it, life cannot function well. Lately, most people have been taken over by social websites for interaction, such as twitter and facebook. Adults have not been left behind as they are using it to establish and form relationships. The latter is mostly used by adults who want to find love and those wanting to expand their businesses and careers.

The locations, which I chose, were starbucks, a friend’s house and ‘the spot’ which is hookah lounge. This are places where many people go to and as well as them being conducive for facebooking.

Day 1-Starbucks

  • It is on the 12th day of October, in the year 2011, that I set out to go and observe the effects that Facebook has had on the adult population. According to research, over eighty percent of American adults consume coffee and Starbucks is where they obtain their favorite brew. At around seven thirty, I set out to star bucks, which is located at the city center. It is strategically positioned and this means that many adults on their way to work have to pass by. Currently, facebook is the most popular social site in the world and it attracts even adults, who would be busy with other things. Starbucks is especially full since it is a cold morning and everyone is in dire need of coffee, which has been freshly brewed.
  • Upon entering starbucks, the smell of coffee is eminent and people are lined up as they wait to be served. Others are seated as they sip on their favorite brand of coffee. For the second time in a different setting, I notice that people are on Facebook. I see a familiar face and it is my friend and she has come to get coffee, before going to work. Upon seeing her Blackberry, I notice that she is on facebook. She tells me that it is through the social networks that she keeps in touch with her other friends. This is because she hardly ever finds time to see them physically. Facebook has taken over peoples’ lives and it is controlling how they communicate.

Day 1- Friends house

  • Later on, during the day, at two in the afternoon, I head to my friends house, in order to use her laptop for my assignment. Upon arriving, there is blaring hip-hop music and my friend greets me as she welcomes me into her study area. I notice that most of her attention is on the mobile phone that she is using. While we talk, she is constantly communicating with people and I assume that she is texting. As I sit and do my work using her laptop, she laughs out loudly and tells me about the comment made by her friend on facebook.
  • Yet another incident whereby, people are communicating through facebook is presented before me. She tells me that she finds it hard to call her friends as it is expensive, and she is used to the social website. From her reaction, it seems that facebook is extremely vital to her and prefers it, than having physical contact with other people. As she carries on with her duties around the house, I notice that she is constantly multitasking because her phone is always hel.............

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