Advantages And Disadvantages Essay

1534 WordsFeb 14, 20127 Pages
THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES INTRODUCTION Social network sites are web-based services that allow individuals to, firstly construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system; secondly social network sites articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection; thirdly social network sites view and transverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system. The nature and nomenclature of these connections may vary from site to site. Social networking has become a major part of society. Many people wake up each day and check social websites first thing in the morning instead of reaching for a newspaper. Since people are spending such a large amount of time surfing social networks, so it is important to point out some of the positive and negative effects that social networking can have on a society. POSITIVE EFFECTS Society exists in a digital age, as such everything in our lives is spread out across as much media as possible and this media is shaped by everyone. Much of this media exists or relates to the internet , the “ on line world “ . Internet is part of our everyday life for the reason that we do the same in the internet as in real life, probably in a more efficient, faster and cheaper way. Most sites support the maintenance of pre existing social networks, but others help strangers connected based on shared interests, political views or activities. It is evident that the main use of social network sites is interaction and communicating with others. We use them to keep up to date and in touch with existing friends and relations or to create new relationships. As such, it also points to the fact that social network sites, are often an extension of ‘real life’. By coexisting with life offline, communicating in the digital world is therefore no more of a threat than if a person were to
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