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Facebook is the fastest growing population known on earth From its inception in 2005 it has grown to over 1 billion active different users currently approximately 14 of world population Facebook has more active users then the population of North and South America combined approx 915 million With this large of a user base it is important to understand what Facebook is and how it effects both mental and subjective wellbeing SWBTo start what is Facebook Facebook is the largest web based social network sites SNS It is also one of the most innovative sites on the internet in regards to interface and design As previously mentioned Facebook has over 1 billion active users estimate as of 2013 Facebook gives the user the opportunity to design and generate an online personality which can be developed through many facets such as status updates and personal profiles According to Moreno 2012 pg 448 The status update is personally written text describing the users current experience andor emotions that are displayed online along with the time and date of the disclosure Along with the ability it gives the user to create an online personality it also hosts many different social aspects such as news feeds instant messaging and an integrated messaging system Kim further explains this 2011 pg 459 Social network sites are not only defined by a visual list of ones social connection but also provide a technological aspect Taking into to account the amount of people who use Facebook and the features available on the site it is important to look at any effects Facebook has on mental health and subjective well-beingTo continue this media giant has shown some positive effects in regards to the mental and subjective wellbeing of their users On a platform such as this the user has allot of avenues for social support that are not available in an off-line bases Kim 2011 pg 459 performed a study on Dutch youths social
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