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Are you caught in web of Facebook?

Ricardo Campbell, Youthlink Writer

It is no secret that most of us have been caught in the Facebook dragnet. It satisfies our desire to meet new friends, renew severed ties with old ones, seek new business relationships, promote various causes and just be entertained. Western Jamaica has not been spared from the Facebook frenzy either. Here are some who were willing to admit to their addiction and even tried to explain it. 

Alti Jackson


Definitely, I share the view that it is more of a social club than anything else. The name suggests it was created for people all over the world to communicate, meet new people and share goals and interests. It also contains a lot of games and applications for entertainment purposes. I think if it was purely for business, it would not have so many distractions on it. 

Ricardo Bolton

For me, I look at Facebook as a business. With over half-billion persons having an account on this social media, if I want to promote something, I can tag thousands of my friends or other members within their circle of friends to promote whatever I am doing. So, I don't mind being caught in that web, at least at the end of the day there is some benefit there for me, at little or no cost. 

Allan Woodley


To be honest, I think of it as just a social club to meet people. That's what I use it for. It was created to interact with different people across the world; as a 'place' where different people across the world can communicate, share likes and interest, etc. I was watching the movie the other day and the guys' main intention for the invention was to meet girls. So, I think it's basically just a social club; it is entertaining too.