The Limitless Uses of Facebook

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The major problem of the government today is education. Out of the P37.1 billion of the government’s budget allotted for state universities and colleges, only P6 billion will go to operations and P3 billion goes to facilities and equipments. Notice how small this is and knowing that it will be divided to hundreds of universities and thousands of students. It’s obviously not enough to sustain the needs of every Filipino student today. Not even enough to give free education to everyone. And where do the schools and universities get their funds? A little part of it is from the subsidy and mostly, they rely on the private donations of their alumni. But unfortunately, it is very difficult for the universities to maintain strong   relationship with each of their alumna because  the direct mailing, phone calls and face to face interactions require much effort and money plus the fact that we are talking about a large number of people. And what tool do most universities use in order to reach their alumni more efficiently? –FACEBOOK.

There are 1.11 billion people active users of facebook everyday as of March 2013. Just imagine how facebook can be a very useful tool in reaching a large number of people. Facebook has become a low-cost tool in a very sufficient way of communicating. The study “Building Stronger Ties with Alumni through Facebook to increase Volunteerism and Charitable Giving” by Harmonie Farrow and Y. Connie Yuan shows how social networking sites especially facebook caused great impact in volunteering and giving charitable gifts. Factors such as overcoming physical distance, reaching large audiences, and increasing the frequency of communication are mainly the reasons why social networking sites became very useful tools for promoting stronger ties between individuals.

Since ‘signing up’ in facebook is free, everyone can have an easy access and can communicate with others efficiently. Joining in facebook groups can also be used as an interactive group in which the members can post and comment. Through facebook, you can also contact your old friends and keep in touch with them.

Apparently, facebook today is not just intended for posting random photos and statuses only. It’s already a tool for extending charity works and volunteerism. It has been also a great help for state universities and colleges. It’s just good to know that the universities are making their own move and don’t just only depend on the government’s subsidy. It’s also amazing how the alumni never forget to help their Alma mater. Just as what a popular Filipino saying says “hindi ka makakarating sa iyong paroroonan kung hindi ka marunong lumingon sa iyong pinanggalingan”.

sources:

http://news.yahoo.com/number-active-users-facebook-over-230449748.html                http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/376623/more-state-subsidy-sought-for-poor-students

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12 responses to “The Limitless Uses of Facebook

  1. This is very true. Based from experience, alumni of privately owned organizations or even schools are very important in continuing to help conduct activities and still exist. Our government doesn’t have enough money for all educational institutions and one of the best alternative is to reach out to the alumni which is made possible and faster with Facebook and other SNSs.

  2. True! It is always important to look back to people and the place that once served us well. We must not forget to give back especially if we are already capable of doing so. Right now, the thing we are most capable of doing is to spread information through these SNSs so we must be aware of the power we have and do good with it.

  3. that is very true. !!!! let us use social media not only for ourselves, but most importantly for the sake of everyone. the power lies in our hands, the modern technology offers a lot of advancements, it all depends on us.

  4. allerenz15

    This is true!. It has affected the social life and activity of people in various ways. With its availability on many mobile devices, It allows users to continuously stay in touch with friends, relatives and other acquaintances wherever they are in the world, as long as there is access to the Internet. It can also unite people with common interests and/or beliefs through groups and other pages, and has been known to reunite lost family members and friends because of the widespread reach of its network.
    Some argue that Facebook is beneficial to one’s social life because they can continuously stay in contact with their friends and relatives, while others say that it can cause increased antisocial tendencies because people are not directly communicating with each other.

  5. It is amazing to know that facebook is now a tool in extending donations to universities. Yes, facebook is really a good help to all of us.

  6. Belle

    so truuee..facebook is indeed, a great help to us..:)

  7. This is a mere fact. Being connected to our online friends helps us gain easier access for sponsorship when it comes to our needs. 🙂

  8. april dawnn bahague

    Indeed, we can actually observe that the budget of the government for our education nowadays is not enough. But because of social networking sites such as Facebook, communication with alumni became easier and faster. Therefore we have use this social networking sites wisely.

  9. edz

    i agree. since we started using Facebook, we can easily communicate to others even if we’re just in home. and to think that we can easily approach our friends or somebody in case we need something. facebook had a great help in improving a school,based on my experiences,

  10. Yes, Facebook really did contributed a great help to support good education. With Facebook, those who are out of school have managed to interact with different races with different languages. With Facebook, communicating with friends and families from the other places became much easier and closer than it was before. With Facebook, we have understand the meaning of freedom of speech. Because of Facebook, everything started to move to the age of automation. Facebook really is a something.

  11. J.Ed

    I agree. Facebook nowadays is used as a way to connect to the people important to us and also, to keep us updated on the happenings of the world.

  12. SAkurachan

    YES indeed!at any ways FACEBOOK is a great help especially for communication and expressing the thoughts,but somehow it depends on the user if he/she understood the means of it,still it depends on our Government how they could improve their point of views on how important education is.IT really depends on them how they workout their responsibilities and duties well for the betterment of its concern citizens. .

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