It’s a little more convenient than using e-mail, and you’ll often get quicker responses.Since Facebook patched the instant chat widget into the messaging system, the real time aspect has taken on a new light.But this founding principle now seems increasingly at risk, and with it, Facebook's attempts to encourage greater sharing, woo ad dollars and remain the primary destination for socializing on the Internet.
One of the primary uses for Facebook is to send messages to friends.
Facebook is easily the most popular social network, and even users who have very little formal computer training know how to access their news feed, send a message, and search for long lost friends.
Mark Zuckerberg’s simple application has become known for breaking demographic barriers to the extreme; whether you’re 18 or 80, the heavily praised interface and the fact that you can network with your friends, grandparents, and children is a testament to Facebook’s ease of use.
Back in a more innocent age, a Facebook friend bore at least some resemblance to an actual friend: They were real people with real identities with whom one had some connection in real life.
But the online "friends" who populate Facebook are increasingly not who they say they are.