Youth Will Be Served!


2011年 03月04日


At Harvard, Zuckerberg and his friends adapted the concept and put it online in early 2004. At first limited to Harvard students, the site quickly spread to other schools. Now, six short years later, Facebook has become the second most popular site on the Internet (after Google), with over 500 million 1)registered users. These days, the influence and impact of Facebook is beyond 2)dispute. Ordinary people everywhere, both young and old, log in to announce major events like births, marriages, 3)breakups and 4)promotions, as well as 5)trivial information like what they had for breakfast that day, or what happened at school or work. We have Mark Zuckerberg to thank for this current trend of sharing (or over-sharing as the case may be).



就讀於哈佛時,佐克柏和友人應用了這個概念,在 2004 年初放上網路,一開始僅限哈佛學生使用,但隨即快速擴展至其他學校。如今,短短六年後,臉書已成為網際網路第二受歡迎的網站(僅次於 Google),註冊會員人數超過五億。

英檢字彙 Vocabulary Bank

1) registered(a.) 註冊的,登記過的
Are you a registered voter?
2) dispute (n./v.) 爭論,爭端
Negotiations were held to resolve the international dispute.
3) breakup (n.) 分手,(婚姻)破裂
Paul and Teresa haven’t spoken since their breakup.
4) promotion (n.) 升遷,促銷
Did you get the promotion you were hoping for?
5) trivial (a.) 不重要的,瑣碎的
You shouldn’t get upset about such a trivial matter.

EZ 好用句型Tongue-tied No More

beyond dispute 毋庸置疑
A: This article says that global warming is beyond dispute.
B: Well, I’m sure a lot of people would disagree.



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