Facebook is clearly the most highly used of all of the social networks with over 600 million users at the beginning of 2011. While Facebook is popular amongst high school and college students, many people in their 40’s and 50’s have joined on the band wagon. Used primarily for keeping up with friends, it is quickly becoming another means in finding internships or jobs. Although it now seems that Facebook has always been around, it actually was only launched in February of 2004.
Maintaining a Facebook account takes some effort and it also requires a certain amount of diligence to ensure that what you post on your site is something that you are comfortable for all to see. Facebook can help you create a positive image and is a way to begin branding yourself in a way that you'd prefer others to see you. Using Facebook, along with LinkedIn and Twitter, is another way of creating a positive image and begin to develop new connections online.