Over the years Facebook has become an indispensable part in lives of millions of people around the world. Apart from social networking, this site has been used for several other reasons as well. Everyday we see several promotions, marketing campaigns going around in Facebook. But then there are some benefits that are hard to imagine. Here are Unbelievable 7 benefits of Facebook that you would love to know.
Discover infidelity and lies
Facebook can be of great help to discover infidelity. Recently in Washington, US, two women discovered that they have a common husband. Thanks to Facebook, that suggested them to “friend” each other. Now, the husband, Alan L. O” Neil faces bigamy charges in a Pierce County court in US. Alan is a corrections officer by profession and is likely to face one year jail sentence if convicted. This revelation came when Alan’s wife number one discovered him with another woman cutting a marriage anniversary cake. As she clicked on the link she was routed to Alan’s wife number two profile. Facebook suggested her to friend her and when she surfed through the pics and profile of his husband second wife she discovered the truth. Alan told her not to tell anyone abut the same. However, wife no.1 informed the authorities about it and now he faces bigamy charges.
Status that became an alibi
In a yet another bizarre incident, a boy named Bradford was saved from serious robbery charges. It was around 11:49 a.m. on Oct. 17, when Brandford updated a status “Where is my pancake” on Facebook from his father’s house in Harlem. The next day, the 19 year old boy was arrested as a suspect of a robbery in the nearby locality.
However, the charges were dropped when his defense lawyer, Robert Reuland told the court that his client was updating the aforementioned status from a system located at 71 West, 118th street in Harem when the robbery actually took place. Moreover, this apartment was reasonably far from the robbery site. The court acknowledged the evidence and dropped the charges on Mr. Bradfort. This is a first case where a Facebook update came to rescue as alibi evidence.
Kidnapped kid finds his family after 22 years
Kidnapped by his own father when he was 5 years old, Alex Anfuso finally found his family after 22 years. Born in Guidonia, Italy, Alex was taken to Cairo, Egypt by his father without informing anyone in 1987. Alex mother was imprisoned at Rome’s Rebibbia prison at that time. Alex, who is 28 years of age now even do not possess Egyptian birth certificate or Egyptian nationality.
He has been trying for years to reunite with his mother and family. But all his efforts were unsuccessful until he retorted to Facebook as a medium to search for his family. His post “”My name is Alex. I am looking for my family. I am looking for my mother” was soon flooding the global social networking site. In his endeavor to reunite with his family, Alex contracted Pino Anfuso through Facebook who shared his story with a popular TV show. Eventually, Alex found out about his mother’s death and his other relatives in Italy.
US President Elections
Facebook played a significant role in making of the most powerful man on earth, US president. Barack Obama won the 2008 elections to become the first occupant of the White House who won a presidential election on the Web. The 2008 US presidency elections were peculiar for connecting directly with American voters through social networking sites on the web. Barack Obama campaign on Facebook was designed by experts including Chris Hughes, the 24-year-old Facebook cofounder. He masterminded the whole campaign to reach people via social networking site, podcasting and mobile messaging.
Finding soul mate through Facebook
Facebook has the capability to dissolve demographic as well as ethnicity boundaries. It is evident from an incident where a couple started dating because they shared a common name. Kelly Hilderbrant , a girl from Florida came across a guy with the same name from Texas when she tried searching people named Kelly Hilderbrant on Facebook. In that search only this guy came up. Kelly says she found him cute and she sent him a message. Soon the became friends and after a few days the love birds were romancing over Facebook, Eventually, after eight months of courtship both tied he knot, straight to a happy ending and a new beginning.
Insurance company catches faked sickness
Insurance companies can use Facebook to keep an eye on the people who fake illness and take unnecessary advantage of their policies. Recently, Nathalie Blanchard, a native of Quebec faked depression disorder to get a long-term sick leave from IBM. Every month she was also receiving sick-leave benefits by an insurance company named “The Manulife”. However, her lies got exposed when she posted some pictures of her frolicking on a beach during a fresh holiday trip. She showed no signs of depression rather she was looking too happy. So the insurance company stopped paying her the monthly sick-leave benefits.
A sweet revenge
A girl dumped her boyfriend when she saw his indecent photographs on Facebook. They were going to be married soon. Later to take a revenge and teach her boyfriend Antonio a lesson she pasted posters featuring his Facebook photograph in which he was fondling with boobs of a girl. The poster had him with a women breasts on his head. She also wrote a message on these posters and signed it with “your former betrothed bride and the 548 guests of our wedding”.