Facebook

Speaking of the Social Network Sites (SNS), “Facebook” would always be the first name popped out from people’s mind. As an artefact,

Facebook does not only function as a social network platform for users to maintain connections with other, more importantly, Facebook had created a virtual group for people to share each other’s life. Facebook users are consisted of individual persons, business organizations, as well as many tertiary educational institutions (Ellison et al., 2007) No doubt, Facebook is one of the world’s most popular website. According to the statistics on Facebook, there are more than 750 million active users of Facebook, and people are spending more than 700 billion minutes a month on Facebook.

 

As such a diverse, well-covered SNS, the significance of Facebook is phenomenal. It is important for people to maintain and accumulate their social capital, which was describe by Bourdieu and Wacquant (1992) as “the sum of the resources, actual or virtual, that accrue to an individual or a group by virtue of possessing a durable network of more or less institutionalized relationships of mutual acquaintance and recognition”.