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What is facebook (1 page)

Facebook in Thailand (1 page)

With 18 million Thai users on Facebook, it makes the country the 16th biggest country in the world on Facebook. Bangkok is the city with the most Facebook users in the world and the top two

most-Instagrammed places in the world for 2012 are in Bangkok. So it’s not a surprise that the latest numbers from Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) survey show

that Thais are more addicted to social media ever this year. From a sample of 23,907 people, ETDA found that Thais spend an average of 32 hours per week on the Internet, an increase of 76

percent compared to 12 years ago. 38.5 percent of those spend more than 20 hours a week on the web. Surangkana Wayuparb, the agency’s CEO, stated that: The survey revealed that Thai

Internet behavior has changed a lot over 10 years. The use of the internet nearly doubled and being able to connect to the internet has become a part of the daily life of people to Thailand.

The number of web users went up since Thai people started relying on web connections at community centers provided by the MICT (ICT Free Wifi campaign). ETDA’s CEO added:
The government has been encouraging greater use of the internet through One School One Tablet policy and the ICT central learning communities. The government expects the free wi-fi and

broadband internet access to cover more 80 percent of the population by 2015 and more than 95 percent by year 2020.

In terms of the activities that Thai people engage in on the Internet, 54.4 percent of people use it for emails, 52.5 percent use it for searching stuff, and 33.2 percent use it for social networks.

The survey results indicate that over 90 percent of web users use social media. Facebook is still the most popular channel (Facebook 92.2 percent; YouTube 63.7 percent; Line 61.1 percent), which

are normally used via smartphones. It’s very interesting to find out that almost half of the social media users have bought products or services through these channels at least once. 55 percent

of Thai people have also used the Internet through devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The most popular device for browsing the internet is still desktop computers (45 percent),

followed by notebooks (25.3 percent), smartphones (22.7 percent), tablets (6.8percent), and others (0.2 percent).

Facebook in context of social research (1 page)

With over 800 million active users, Facebook is changing the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another and share information. A rapidly growing body of research has accompanied

the meteoric rise of Facebook as social scientists assess the impact of Facebook on social life. In addition, researchers have recognized the utility of Facebook as a novel tool to observe

behavior in a naturalistic setting, test hypotheses, and recruit participants. However, research on Facebook emanates from a wide variety of disciplines, with results being published in a broad

range of journals and conference proceedings, making it difficult to keep track of various findings. And because Facebook is a relatively recent phenomenon, uncertainty still exists about the

most effective ways to do Facebook research. To address these issues, the Robert E. Wilson who conducted a comprehensive literature search, identifying 412 relevant articles about Facebook,

found that the related researches were sorted into 5 categories: descriptive analysis of users, motivations for using Facebook, identity presentation, the role of Facebook in social interactions,

and privacy and information disclosure.