Facebook, as an example of social network media, has become a phenomenon for the social networking set, and what makes that so amazing is that Facebook did not even exist until 2004.
Three college students created it to allow other students to network and meet each other, and it has caught on with young people around the globe. What impact does Facebook have on today's technologically advanced society? It allows people who probably never would have met each other in person to communicate, it creates new relationships and friendships, and it places distance between people who could communicate in person but instead choose to communicate online, instead. It is just another element of society that is interested in sharing information with the intimacy of a close, personal relationship.
So the world after this new phenomenon of social network media, is shaping itself as a powerful global economic, political, informational and even social network media and should be considered as important as it has great impact to all aspects of human life.
Facebook is nothing more than a medium for communication, and yet, it is so much more than that. At a glance, a user can learn everything from what gender a Facebook member is, to what religion they believe in, what school they attend, and their likes and dislikes, all with the click of a mouse.