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What does Facebook mean to you?

Last updated 00:01 23/03/2017
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Could you live without that little blue ‘F’ icon on your phone?

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Facebook has become a part of the daily lives of many Kiwis. Over the past 12 years the social media site has become the first online stop for many, making Mark Zuckerberg and his co-founders billionaires in the process. 

Almost every one of us interacts with the site in some way - even if you are one of the handful who stubbornly refuse to keep a Facebook account.

These days, it is where events are organised, life milestones are marked, news is shared, and businesses are reviewed. Some have met their partners through it, others have broken up because of it.

Facebook's been credited with influencing the outcome of the US presidential election - and your boss probably searched your name on the site before hiring you.

It's definitely useful, and often brings people together in positive ways. But it can also be a source of stress and hurt - or even take over our lives.

So what does Facebook mean to you? Do you love it, hate it or just feel you have to tolerate it? We want to hear how it has impacted you.

And if Facebook is the first thing you look at in the morning, and the last thing at night - could you live without that little blue ‘F’ icon on your phone?

To have your say - in at least 250 words - hit the green button below.


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