Pros and Cons of Social Media

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Pros and Cons of Social Networking: A Review Paper Teena Kapoor Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida Abstract: Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to find out pros and cons of social networking indifferent spheres of life either it is personal, social, educational or professional. Digitalinformation system is not escape from its effects. The paper is also highlights anti-socialactivities increasing on these networks along with suggestions/tips which can help the user toavoid the populace from the risks involved in social networking. Design/Methodology/Approach: The paper presents a comprehensive literature review andcommentary. An effort has been made to collect, organize synthesis and analysis various preand post print literature. Finally, literature has surmised along with authors own experience onsocial networking. Findings: The study found that social networks are playing pivotal role in connecting peopleand reducing the barriers of time, resources and space for business meetings, learning andsharing information. It also come out that the use of social networking is good for all but on theother hand when it looses the control it may prove perilous. Some of important suggestions/tipshave been prepared based on review of literature and authors own experience, these tips willhelp the users of social network to avoid the risk involved on these networks. Originality/value: The paper is very useful for all those who have interest in socialnetworking. The paper carries value to update users about pros and cons of social networksalong with tips to avoid risks involved in these networks. Keywords: Social networks, Role of social networks, Illegal activities, Risks. Paper type: Literature review Introduction: The fleet expansion of social networks has been scrutinized over the last four to five years,

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