Social Media is becoming a necessity of life making relations and managing them online only. Now that you know that you can communicate or even invite your friends and family via walling them or leaving them a message on Facebook. A good question that might always leave you with a number of valid answers is that what actually helped Facebook in earning this much respect in the online world. Here are 18 most valid and interesting ingredients that helped Facebook in becoming the 2nd most desirable and viewed site of the world!
1)The Facebook Wall
It is long before the story of timeline introduction, where users generally favored posting new comments where friends could change/delete posted comments. Basically the wall was used as a white board during interactive among friends. In 2006, “Mini Feed” was introduced to the Wall where user can see their activities. In 2011 the wall is replaced by Timeline where posting are in reverse chronological order, which is generally favored.
Facebook Beacon was a collaboration and partnership of Facebook with eBay, Blockbuster and few other sites. Activities on these sites were used to be reported over New Feeds in the form of user Facebook activity. The irritating issue that let it down was users could not opt-out of the whole thing; they have to go case-by-case.
3)The Facebook Guy
Facebook has grown through tremendous changes and improvements, and one of the obvious changes were the disappearing of a man’s face obscured with binary code that used be present on the top left of the Facebook header. Now you can simply add your cover picture or profile and enjoy easy tracking by friends.
Before 2007 the business and brands could only represents themselves on Facebook via Sponsored pages, but later by late 2007 the Facebook announced the Fan Pages, with intention of enabling businesses to make their own pages so it can be circulated among users and thus it has become key online marketing tool for businesses.
Did you ever spend money on buying just a picture of a gift? If not, then you have actually missed shopping via Facebook credits, because it was the first time you could spend real money on Facebook to buy a virtual gift to post on your friend’s Wall. The service only lasted for 3 years after its launch in 2007.
Your groups mainly define the type of people you associated with and your personality of interest. Initially making intercollegiate groups was difficult. They were network-only, so if students of Yale and Manchester wanted to be in the same group, they essentially have to create different chapters. But now you can simply add any one the only condition is he should be a user of Facebook.
7)The News Feeds
It’s the only fossil that in renewable. You can still see it today. It is the main culprit that has created addiction. Initially with one click on a single News Feed by your friend you can went through their every move ever made but now it has become simpler, with one click you can see what is it, it’s more like looking in refrigerator, where you can see but you are not sure what you looking at.
8)Wall to Wall
“Did you wall-to-wall Ana and Shayan? Looks like they were fighting”, Yeah right! That’s what we use to do with continuous back and forth clicking to stalk on people’s friendship, life and comments.
9)Profile with Hyperlinked Text
Majority of users describe it as CID, as it left no question ever existed on earth, to investigate about you. From your name to your previous school, old friends to hobbies, it has all questions for you to answer. In short your profile has perfect information to go through if you wish to remember everything after dementia.
10)Original status updates
“(Your Name) is…” was the original way of telling what you doing, but now Facebook has made it easier. You just need to answer “What’s on your mind?” or “What’s happening”.
The larger clone of eminent, snapshot, has finally depriving to end. Though at its day of release it was presiding over No.1 position in free app store list but just within four days it dropped to 50th. The Facebook is conducting interviews recently to conclude the reason for it being abandoned so early.
The school-only feature, where you could select which classes you wanted to attend based on your school’s course listing. It was a good way to stalk to stalk potential classmates before the first day or you could have even buy or sell books for a better deal than campus store. The app shut down in 2007.
Have you ever tried blogging on Facebook? History reveals that it was impossible to blog. Though featuring Notes is still alive but they are hidden in navigation. You can see them by adding “Notes” after your profile URL, or by clicking down the arrow to expand the titles on your profile page. But once you have been tagged on a note you have to reply to it because notes were made to know about you more by your friends.
Got your answers without letting your friends know that you are asking those questions by sending anonymous question? You would have also send messages without your name or identity to the person you love or hate, to let them know what you think about them. It was one of the oldest apps, but has been shut down since 2007.
It is a third party app by which you which you can post colorful cheesy images. You can still send a bumper sticker to a friend.
Enjoy freaking out others other play with words in pirate language. Once it is activated your entire profile will switch to a new pirate language. Examples include “1 sorry lout thinks they’re yer mate!” instead of “1 person added you as friend,” and “What be troublin’ ye” instead of “What’s on your mind?”
17)”Too close for missiles, I’m switching to guns”
It’s an application that mostly quotes the famous sentences from a movie. For example,”Too close for missiles, I’m switching to guns” is from Top Guns.
18)Snowball Fight and Food Fight
Checkout the menu, and then throw away virtual food and perhaps snowballs at your friends wall if they are not responding to you on the spot.
There is no doubt that there are plenty of other interesting ingredients that might vary from person to person depending on the likes and dislikes, however, the above stated points are those that has brought a good revenue for the Facebook team too.
Lets see how Facebook facilitates its users in 2013 with new policies that are been lined up in the queue.