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What are the pros and cons of Facebook

 Facebook is a website that was officially launched on February 4, 2004 AD, and this site allows the ability to share pictures, text messages, and video clips, in addition to sharing the status and feelings, and it is a fun site, and is available on a daily basis in a regular manner, where no The new user has difficulty understanding or using it; As anyone, even if he is not technical or familiar with technology, can start publishing and sharing information on Facebook; The success of Facebook is due to its ability to attract individual and corporate users, in addition to its ability to interact with websites, by providing a single login that is effective across multiple sites, and contains many pros and cons, and this matter depends on how Its use by the user, and the following are the most important pros and cons of using Facebook, namely.

Facebook Pros:

 Facilitate communication with others:

Where Facebook is considered one of the social media that enables the user to communicate with others as long as they have an account on it wherever they are located around the world, as it provides easy communication over the Internet without the need to use traditional methods of communication; Such as landline phones, or regular mail, and so on, so all it takes is to open the Facebook application via the user's computer or smartphone and start communicating with other users.

Access to world news and developments:

Where it is possible through using Facebook or any of the various social media to find out what is going on around the world without having to sit in front of the TV and wait for news bulletins, and the Facebook application can also customize the type of news, or information, and discoveries that happen around the world according to the user's desire and preferences, And it is considered the most fun and fast to spread news from television.

 Learning and information dissemination:

 Where Facebook is considered through which distance learning is possible in many fields, and specialists in educational technology believe that learning using social networks has multiple benefits, and Facebook is an effective way to quickly spread what the user wants to reach other users of the whole world.

Doing business:

Where the Facebook social networking platform can be used by business owners to promote their various products, through advertisements and questionnaires that can be displayed to other users, as Facebook enables to identify the target group in ads or questionnaires, and it can also be used as a quick way to communicate with customers And collecting feedback from them on the products, or to clarify anything related to the user's business.

 Helping achieve goals:

Where Facebook can be an effective tool to achieve one’s goals, and that is by joining through this social media platform to specialized groups whose members have the same goal as the user, and making friends with these people, which is positively reflected in one’s pursuit to achieve his goal within A group that encourages him and enhances his determination to reach that goal.

 Make new friends:

Where Facebook is considered a great way to get to know new people from different places around the world and to form strong relationships with each other, and this feature provided by Facebook and other social media is one of the things that brings happiness to one's life, and makes it more interesting and fun.

The negatives of Facebook:

 Causing depression and anxiety:

Where the use of Facebook greatly negatively affects the user's mood and psyche; Therefore, people addicted to social networking sites are considered more likely than others to depression and poor mental health, in addition to what their addiction may cause by their feelings of frustration and anxiety, by following other people's accounts that allow them to see the best part of their private life, which leads the person to anxiety If he begins to compare the negatives in his life with the positives that appear in the lives of other users, and to avoid feeling such psychological symptoms, it is advised not to use Facebook for more than half an hour per day.


Facebook, like other social media sites, can be a way to practice cyberbullying of others, as these platforms facilitate for some bad people to intimidate other users and practice verbal or other violence on them, as it is easy to hide the identity of the bully by creating a fake account, and gaining Trust others and bully them afterward.

Wasted time:

As some users spend a lot of time browsing users' profiles, and exchanging comments and likes without awareness or attention to the time that was wasted while doing so, and many people feel compelled to like, or comment on anything shared from their friends, which It makes them busy for long periods of time on Facebook without any real benefit.

Limit interaction with others:

Where Facebook negatively affects the user's interaction with other people if he remains busy all the time browsing it in order to see notifications and likes and respond to comments, which leads to feelings of disturbance to other people sitting with him, thus avoiding sitting or interacting with him, and Facebook affects family relationships Likewise, studies indicate that using Facebook excessively leads to an increased likelihood that a life partner will want to monitor what his partner practices on Facebook, which affects their relationship, and causes disputes that may lead to the breakdown of the relationship.

 Lack of privacy:

 Facebook and social media are generally considered to pose a threat to the privacy of their users. This is because it contains personal information about them, which makes it vulnerable to illegal access by third parties, with the possibility of reusing users' photos and publishing them over the Internet, which may result in criminal problems.

Unhealthy sleep:

Where using Facebook for long hours throughout the day leads to insufficient sleep periods, as many specialized studies have indicated this matter, the user may open his phone before bed to browse Facebook quickly, but soon time passes and discovers that he has spent time Long browsing without feeling; Therefore, it is advisable to remove your mobile phone before going to bed.