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Social Networing Sites: Befriending Identity Theft - Social networking sites are increasingly becoming one of the internet most utilized activities. However, how often does one think that their Facebook site is hazardous to their identity. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, an estimated 11.7 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2010 (U.S. Dept. of Justice). Identity theft is defined as a crime where someone illegally acquires and utilizes another person’s vital information to deceive for personal gain. That same year, the Federal Trade Commission reported that identity theft crimes cost businesses and individuals an estimated $53 billion (Federal Trade Commission)....   [tags: Social Media]
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Negative Impact of Social Networking Sites - Today technology has created new styles of communication on the internet for us all. This technology has made great impact on everyday life in today’s society. Cyber communications have become hugely popular in the last decade, especially those websites that help people to find new or old friends, keep in touch with families, and even help people to find potential dates. The numbers of people using cyber social networking are growing in millions every year. Cyber social networks have helped people link to each other with common interests, and expand personal ideas and support worldwide....   [tags: Negative Effects of Social Media]
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Blaike Norman's Approaches to Social Enquiry - ... The second classical research paradigm is critical rationalism that was propounded on by Popper in 1972 whereby he reiterated that in search of the truth, it is hopeless to establish if the theories are true and the recommended procedure is to eliminate the false facts, thus the paradigm accepts partly and partly rejects the natural science approach and subject the methodology to further tests since there are some tentative solutions to certain problems. The third classical research paradigm is Classical Hermeneutics where proponent such as Dilthey asserted that understanding should be the ultimate aim of human sciences and thus natural science methods cannot be used in social science as there is no relevance as what is involved in social science is interpretation of texts....   [tags: Research Paradigms, Social Theories]
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“Hello World” - Social Interaction through a Networked Society - “Hello world!” is a common, tongue-in-cheek phrase employed by computer programmers when first learning a programming language, but in the landscape of progressively developing information and communication technologies, (ICT’s) online communities are bringing individuals, who are oceans apart, into arenas of creation and discussion in which individuals can truly say ‘hello’ to the world. Although the idea of a ‘community’ is not a new concept, the modern day notion of community differs immensely from even the use of the term a decade earlier....   [tags: Social Networking]
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The Paradox of Dominate Ideologies in the Fight of Social Justice. - Art is used in mass media to influence people, especially people in the generation and culture we live in today. The majority of art young people receive in our culture is through television and in particularly popular culture networks, like MTV. The television show on MTV called The Hills is an example of a show that promotes dominant ideology to young children/ teenagers. Slightly opposite of that would be another show on MTV called Jersey Shore, which is an example of a show that partly reinforces and partly challenges dominant ideology to the same type of audience....   [tags: Social Justice]
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Social Security System: Success to Failure - It was the year of 1934. America was fighting to come out from the worst economic crisis that the world would ever witness. It was also the year of high crime rate, low Gross Domestic Product and the lowest unemployment rate America had experienced. The Depression had paralyzed American labor forces, but there was a hope still alive in every American including J.D. Rockefeller when he said, “These are days when many are discouraged. In the 93 years of my life, depressions have come and gone. Prosperity has always returned and will again” (Rockefeller)....   [tags: Social Security, USA, history, ]
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The Ever Evolving Age of Social Networking - Changing and ever evolving, technology has impacted everybody’s lives in an irrevocable manner . Beginning in 2003 with MySpace, social networking is one aspect that has completely revolutionized people’s everyday lives. The empire created by MySpace was then further expanded by a new generation of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. This era was marked with innovative new features including video chat and increased commercialization of businesses, leading to increased popularity and growth which is intangible....   [tags: Social Media, MySpace, Facebook]
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Six Social Classes in the United States Today - During my research, I have found that depending on where you look there are a variety of Social Classes in the United States. The most obvious and probably the best known are the six social classes primarily used in the United States today. Below, I have compiled some facts that help describe and support each class. Upper Class The upper class makes up about one percent of the U.S. population, generally consists of those who have inherited wealth from their families, this is also known as old money....   [tags: Social Class] 745 words
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Organizational Development from the Social Science Perspective - Below you will find the important aspects of section 2. Learning Outcomes:- ● Analyse critically the theoretical roots of contemporary consultancy. ● Identify strengths and weaknesses in each perspective ● Consider which perspectives may inform the way in which you hope to work in your consultancy project for your assignment. An appropriate plan therefore is to read through the theoretical models of contemporary consultancy Identify their strengths and weaknesses. Relate appropriate models to your project....   [tags: Social Science ] 1280 words
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Pop Culture Argument: Social Networking - My argument against social networking will give people some insight to my point of view in regards to why I feel it is harmful to individuals for several reasons. I will start by saying when these networks were first developed their mission was quite honorable and simple. Social networking was a place for people to just meet and converse in general. We are now living in an age of technology where the information contained on these sites is now being used against us. I am specifically talking about the integrity of the information that these sites currently hold on its’ members....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook] 1027 words
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Social Networking and its Effects on Teens - In the media there are many examples of how social networking has played a dangerous role in teen lives. However, positive examples of how this technology supports teen literacy skills and developmental growth are not always so readily accessed. For that reason, we believe that librarians should play an active role in educating parents, teachers and other members of the community about the positive benefits of social networking in teen lives. The following examples of how you can educate your community provide a starting point....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook]
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Social Constraints Placed Upon Women - ... If these limits were removed by disregarding what society expects, then real progress could be made since there would be infinite possibilities of favorable outcomes. Sure, it is true that generally speaking, there are a few psychological differences between men and women, but those differences are slight and insignificant. It is generally true that men speak to help people or to fix problems while women speak to form social bonds; it is generally true that men judge themselves by what they have achieved while women judge themselves by the quality of the relationships they are in; it is generally true that men are more assertive while women are more compromising; it is generally true that men engage in more aggressive forms of play in childhood to prepare themselves for the real world while women engage in gentler, more nurturing forms of play associated with making social connections....   [tags: Social Status of Women] 973 words
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Social and Racial Tension in 1920's America - The roaring twenties was a decade of excitement. For the first time in many families’ lives, leisure times were extended thanks to the time saving inventions such as the vacuum cleaner, the refrigerator, and the washing machine. Another factor that made the 20s the best decade for many Americans was because of installment, also known as “buy now, pay later,” buying which allowed the middle class families to afford those products when needed and pay it off later. Clubs bustled with life, filled with the stench of alcohol, and the noise of tapping shoes as men and women danced their soles off their shoes....   [tags: Social Issues] 1720 words
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Social Networking Services Success - ... Moreover, one of the numerous possible reasons that social networking sites can help users create stronger and more extensive bonds with each other, in comparison with traditional e-mail and text services, is that design supports an astonishingly long diffusion chain where information can pass through (Sun, Rosenn, Marlow & Lento, 2009, 146). Sharing of various information, including videos, music and news, seems to be more effective in establishing and maintenance social relationships. It should be noticed that social networking services only work as an interface between its enormous end users....   [tags: Facebook, marketing tool, Twitter, social media] 1019 words
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Social Security: Time for Change? - ... However, it still allowed state and local employees to be exempted and to run on state-created plans, such as specific pensions. This is a problem because these pension plans could theoretically pay more to state and local employees than the Social Security Administration and therefore cause a greater strain on state and local budgets. The program’s expenses exceeded its tax income in 2010, therefore experiencing its first year of cash-flow imbalance since 1983. Most speculate this has to do with the increase in the number of “baby-boomers” retiring, but also earlier than estimated results due to the recent economic downturn (Ruffing)....   [tags: tax, republicans, democrats, Social Security Act]
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Online Social Networking Dangers and Benefits - For years and years, the internet has been offering a very extensive variety of information, social networking sites, merchandise purchases, online banking and many other services that our grandparents and our great grandparents could only dream of. This doesn’t mean that it’s all good or useful information and sites. Neither does it mean it hasn’t had a huge impact on the way society is changing just because it is a virtual space. “The internet is home to millions of sites, representing both commerce and the people who share their thoughts and experiences with anyone who visits” (Amp Your MySpace Page 99) The webpages that have had much more impact on society are social networking sites such as, Myspace, Facebook, Hi5, Friendster, etc....   [tags: Social Networking, community, ]
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My Experiences as a Medical Social Worker - Within the past week, I was able to meet a patient that had been through a very difficult life. He was admitted into the hospital almost one month ago because he had a stroke. He was a carnival worker and was only planning to be in Lexington for a temporary amount of time until the carnival left. When he was admitted into Saint Joseph Hospital, there were no indications that he had family and/or friends that should be contacted. At first, he was unable to talk, and his mobility was extremely limited....   [tags: career, medical social workers, ] 592 words
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Question and Answer on Contemporary Social Issues - 1. One of the most significant changes taking place in the past few decades, the one that has had a pronounced effect on millions of families, causing considerable concern, has been the movement of women into the workplace. This change has had momentous effects on women, on children, on men, on marital relations- on families. Since 1970s, according to the demand for low-paying “pink-collar”, women moved into those pink-collar jobs and into other jobs as well. The number of hiring women has steadily increased, so in 1960, 32 percent of married women in the labor force....   [tags: Contemporary Social Issues] 1415 words
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Human Resource Management in Social Services - ... The main tool I use to evaluate is formal supervision. Having been a practice teacher has helped me to do this in a structured manner. Richards and Payne (1991) describe four main functions of supervision: Management Education Support Mediation If we are to remove one element then the process becomes potentially less satisfying to both the immediate parties - and less effective. This is similar to the functions highlighted in my agencies own supervision procedures. I have been given authority by the agency to oversee the work of the supervisee....   [tags: HRM for Social Workers]
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Effective Communication in Health and Social Care - In health and social care effective communication a key skill all professionals should have when working with families, carers, children and young people. Having this skill helps to build trust it can also encourage the individual to use the services. Effective communication is essential when trying to establish and maintain relationships and it is a process that involves listening, questioning, responding and understanding. However there are many barriers that can effect how effective the communication is a few examples of these barriers could be: language, personality, visual or auditory impairment or a disability....   [tags: health, social work]
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The Benefits of Developing Acceptance Social Skills - The Benefits of Developing Acceptance Social Skills The skill I believe everyone would benefit from developing would be acceptance. In the world we live in today there are far too many forms of hate and ignorance, which serves to nobodies benefit. Acceptance is such an easy skill to obtain, yet so many fight it and will not give it a chance. In terms of business, politics, religion or even just personal feelings, acceptance is a guaranteed winner. Business benefits from acceptance of ideas and strategies, working with others on mergers and forming strength in numbers mentality....   [tags: Position Paper, Social Skill] 711 words
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Young People As A Social Problem - Young People As A Social Problem In the wake of the alarming rate of juvenile delinquency and the accumulating cases of teenage suicide since the mid 90's, it's not surprising to see that the majority started to accuse young people as a source of social problem. Nowadays, some may even consider young people as a group of easily-agitated gangsters euipped with the potential ability and the desire to disrupt the present social order. However, is it justified to point the finger of blame on our teenagers for the social problems....   [tags: social issues] 934 words
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Social Work Case Study- How I Applied Social Work Skills through Sessions with Mother and Son - Introduction Being aware of oneself as a social worker is imperative if one plans to be an effective and competent social worker. There will be many incidents and situations social workers may chance upon in their professional work, which may present some difficulty concerning the next step to take in working with a client. Being aware is the first step. Background Information The family subset that will be explored in this paper is a mother and a son dyad that I worked with in my internship last year....   [tags: social work]
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Social Medias Impact on College Students - ... Developing the qualities of self-control and discipline can help students such as Tim Chai and others with a social media addiction. Finally, the last alternative solution to potentially solve the problem of social media addiction in college students is only using social media for educational purposes. Utilizing that solution would make sure that when college students are online using social media websites they are using them for schoolwork and not for entertainment purposes. Not only would it improve productivity, it would improve the grades he or she is earning in their classes....   [tags: addiction, grades, regulation, social network]
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Privacy and the Users of Social Networking Sites - Since their advent, Social Network Sites (SNSs) attract a lot of attention from different groups. Technical experts, Businessmen, Social Activists, and Researchers try to find out the structure of SNSs, and at the same time take advantage of those sites as normal users of these SNSs occasionally. In other words, SNSs now are an inseparable part of people’s life. Among all the concerns in social web, privacy is hotly debated between researchers, legal officials, and social network operators. Although, providing privacy on the web environment always is a big headache for stakeholders, the magnitude of these concerns is more tangible after considering SNSs characteristics which are number of users, virtual proximity of them and huge pile of unprotected information about them, shared with the minimum restrictions with known and unknown entities....   [tags: Social Network Sites, networking, communication, ] 470 words
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The New Community: MMORPGs and Social Networking - Community is changing. As far back as the twentieth century, a social community was a group of real life acquaintances that had a common interest, goal, or career. Back then, to update one’s “status” might mean to attempt to improve a person’s social standing within a particular community or group of friends. Today, people don’t need to be told what online social networking is. It’s so engrained into the current culture that people almost can’t remember how they interacted before the internet came along....   [tags: Social Networking, role playing, online]
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The French Revolution: A War of the Social Classes - The French Revolution was basically a war of the social classes. The middle class believed that in order to gain equality they had to get rid of the privileges that were stopping the progress of their rise in society. To do this they had to gain power within the government and make changes, such as, improving the tax system, creating a fair system of production where profits went to the producer, improving the whole economic system of the government, and plus many more. The revolution was a fight for equality; it was not a rebellion against poverty....   [tags: French Revolution, social class, classism, ]
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Social Work Pioneer: Daniel E. O’Keefe, Ph. D. - Daniel E. O’Keefe, Ph. D. (1914 - 1971) pioneered several areas of the social work profession, including within the United States military, National Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, O’Keefe earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Dayton, and from Catholic University of America, a master’s of science in social work. He worked both with the Catholic Guidance Clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio and then with the Loyola University School of Social Work....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Engagement: The First of Four Steps in the Problem Solving Model of Social Work - Engagement is considered one of the most important parts of working with a client. Coady and Lehmann (2008) consider engagement the first of four steps in the problem solving model of social work. Engagement can begin as early as the first over the phone contact or referral notification with the client. To become aware of the client’s background (ecology and life circumstances) is crucial part of this stage. It is also important for the social worker to become in tune with their own thoughts and beliefs when coming into contact with this client for the first time....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Importance of Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision Making on Social Work - It is my belief that in order for someone in the social work profession to serve vulnerable populations it was intended to serve, it is imperative to use critical thinking and ethical decision making in tandem to achieve the optimal result. The balance is a delicate and often complex. It requires a close examination or critically thinking, of all the issues not just within yourself, but the community as a whole, the individuals within it, and the client population that the social work serves. The social work profession is built on the foundation that each individual has equal worth and individual rights to self determination....   [tags: Social Work] 1159 words
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Critical Social Theory and Critical Education Theory - Chapter 2: Theoretical Framework: Critical Social Theory and Critical Education Theory Many social issues occur in public and private schools concerning race, class, and gender. These social issues can be analyzed using the lens of critical social theory and critical education theory. These theoretical frameworks capture the social issues that occur in public and private schools and relate them to the society as a whole. More specifically, the critical social theory and critical education theory considers the relationship between social change and social struggle (Clark, 2006)....   [tags: Social Issues, Quality Education] 1079 words
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Does online social networking hinder the development of teenagers? - The 21st century has seen the internet transformed into a tool that has made communication easier and more accessible. This transformation came about side by side with ideas of online social networks that would enable the interaction of citizens of different countries. Teenagers, being the main players of the online generation, have been caught up in the mix of online social networks as they have grown into a period whereby technology has revolutionized the way people go about their daily activities....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook]
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The Positivist Post-Positivist Paradigm: Understanding the Social World of the Indigenous People - The positivist-post-positivist paradigm is the most appropriate paradigm for research regarding the subject matter of Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland by Thomas Berger (1988). This paradigm states that social science research pushes towards western cultures causing other regions to adapt to western ideas. According to Travers (2010), “[t]he physical and the social sciences are products of western culture in a specific historical moment. [s]cience is a modern phenomenon, emerging in step with capitalism, industrialism, global expansion, and a liberal philosophy” (p....   [tags: Social Science]
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Social Networking Sites: Bad For Our Society? - Over the past few years something has taken a toll in most people’s lives, we use it, love it, talk about it, and check it almost every hour of every day: this thing is called social networks. It was only a few years back, in 2003, when MySpace was discovered, and in 2004 when Mark Zuckerberg established Facebook, and soon after in 2006 Twitter followed. These sites became more than just an online destination, but a way of life. Notifications, follower counts, friend requests, photo comments- all what might seem like silly things that teenagers and adults alike await the moment they come home to check....   [tags: Social Media, Facebook, Online]
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How Does Social Networking Affect Kids Relationships? - A- Presentation of the Issue As time passes, different ways to communicate develop and change the world. That is exactly what’s happening now. People in general, but mainly teenagers, are spending more time every day on Social Networks, or text messaging on cell phones. This is hugely changing their way to communicate and understand the human behaviour. In fact, their own behaviour is changing. This addictive way to communicate has many problems. For example, the possibility that in a near future people won’t be able to communicate face-to-face, like now is done....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook]
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Internet can enhance social capital, assess this - ... Bordieu believed that in order to analyse social capital, economic capital and cultural capital have to be taken into consideration. ‘The volume of social capital possessed... depends on the size of the network of connections that he can effectively mobilize’ (Siisiainen: 2000:20) His ideology was based around the concept that social networks provided endless resources. It functioned on a basis of who a person knows. This means that success is more likely if you came from a well off background....   [tags: technology, social capital]
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How are social networking sites effecting our relationships? - One could argue that the effects of social networking sites could make an individual more inwards due to the lack of direct social contact. As the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests (in Sigman, 2009) “Social networking encourages us to ignore the social networks that form in our non-virtual communities”. However as Lewis & West (2009) found, Facebook seems to have the opposite effect and encourages an individual to be more social in some ways due to the structure of the site as it is less direct than a phone call and with no monetary costs attached to it, but always with the ability to communicate with multiple people at one time with other individuals about to respond to a message and view others responses....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook]
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How are social networking sites effecting our relationships? - Ellison et al believed that Facebook is a ‘rich site’ for research into the quality of relationships due its ‘heavy usage patterns’ and the mechanics of how it is more about offline to online relationships due the nature of the creation of the site, for university students to communicate. Facebook in incredibly different from other CMC as many users actually know most their ‘friends’ in real terms on the site. MySpace, which was set up in 2003, has over 200m users and was bought by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in 2005 for $580m (Randerson, 2007) February 2004 saw the launch of Facebook (Facebook.com) It’s creator Mark Zuckerberg launched the site with co-founders and room mates Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin from their Harvard dorm room Initially the membership was only limited to fellow Harvard students, however in the following month it expanded to Stanford, Columbia and Yale, and by December 2004 Facebook reached nearly 1 million active users....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook]
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Managing Social Media in the Workplace -               Since the beginnings of American society, America has used news media as its primary tool to distribute information. Media is involved in nearly every aspect of everyday life. From morning until night, citizens are constantly bombarded by media images on television, radio, magazines, and the internet. However, since the mid-2000’s, one form of media has dominated the social landscape. This type of media has entirely changed the way other media connects with its viewers. It has shifted the power of information from the select few to the masses, from the broadcaster to the audience....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook 2014]
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Silence on Gays and Lesbians is Social Studies Curriculum - Stephen J. Thornton is active in the social studies profession. He is the current Chair of the Department of Secondary Education and the University of Southern Florida. Thornton has chaired both the American Educational Research Association's Special Interest Group on research in social studies education and the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies. In his 2009 paper, Silence on Gays and Lesbians is Social Studies Curriculum, Thornton highlights the exclusion of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered perspectives in social studies curriculums in the United States....   [tags: Social Issues, Heteronormativity] 1088 words
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Social Networking: The Death of Communication - Social media has taken the world by storm over the past several years. Numbers of users and numbers of networks being set up in other nations has grown quite substantially as the popularity and demand for social media has increased. The entire purpose of setting up social media networks around the world is to allow and promote the world to communicate and connect with one another. However, the trend that seems to be following this widespread connection and communication is the exact opposite. Social media has begun to create an unsociable generation of young adults....   [tags: Social Media, Facebook 2014]
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Social Media Is Good for Businesses -             In today’s society, many businesses are using commercial websites to get their name out in the public. “Social media is now a crucial part of any successful business marketing plan” (Kiripatea). Businesses need to use the right social media platform to bring in the most revenue.             A popular social media website is Facebook, Facebook sponsors ads for products, services and businesses. If a business was to put an ad on Facebook, there would be a greater chance of increase in revenue due to how many people log onto Facebook every day....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook 2014]
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The Problem With Social Security - Most of the problems of the United states are related to the economy. One of the major issues facing the country today is social security. The United States was one of the last major industrialized nations to establish a social security system. In 1911, Wisconsin passed the first state workers compensation law to be held constitutional. At that time, most Americans believed the government should not have to care for the aged, disabled or needy. But such attitudes changed during the Great Depression in the 1930's....   [tags: Social Security Essays] 2175 words
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It's Time to Privatize Social Security - Social Security was established as a promise to the people of continuation of income into retirement. Well the road to hell is often paved with good intentions, because that promise now has the country in economic uncertainty. The guarantee that workers will be taken care of in their old age if they paid their Social Security tax, is no longer guaranteed. If we don’t come to a unanimous decision as to a plan of reform; financially our country is doomed.      Social Security has always struck me as a socialist program....   [tags: Social Security Reform]
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The Downside of Social Media - It comes as no surprise that as social media has grown and expanded into such a major aspect of our society that company’s and businesses have begun to use people’s social media accounts as a determining factor as to whether a person gets hired for a job or is allowed to keep their job. Running background checks on employee and job applicants’ social media accounts have become a part of the business world. This practice allows companies and business to determine whether their job applicant or current employee is living up to the standards that the company expects them to....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook 2014]
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Cyberbullying, the Downside of Social Media - “Every child on Facebook likely has a bullying story, whether as the victim, bully or as a witness.” – National Bullying Prevention Center As technology as progressed over the years so to has society with it. The use of technology has infiltrated and changed society in an endless number of ways and it only continues to grow. The interesting thing about the advances of technology and their impacts on society are the ways that they adapt to a common facet of human society and evolve it. One of the biggest issue that this idea applies to is bullying....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook 2014]
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Social Networking and the Decline of America - "I am thankful that geniuses and artists and good people, no matter how long it takes, will eventually be recognized. I am doubly thankful that also goes for idiots." -- Elayne Boosler Social media has flourished in the age of the Internet. It offers a way to keep in touch with new and old friends, network, follow bands and companies, and offers a mini biography of each user’s life. When used responsibly and with caution, social networks can be a great tool. When used immaturely or carelessly, social networks can be a dangerous medium capable of great damage....   [tags: Social Media, Facebook 2014]
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Privacy Levels on Social Networking Sites - To What Extent Are They - Privacy Levels on Social Networking Sites - To What Extent Are They Compromised. Introduction A social networking site can be defined as a website where people can network, and communicate with another. These websites are designed solely for the purpose of communities being made, whether you want to re-connect with an old high school friend, or whether you just want to make some friends online in general. Social networking sites have revolutionised communication, and are now one of the main sources of communication used today....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook] 1742 words
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Impact of Social Media on Communication - “We’ve come along way Baby” seems to be a cliché that fits well concerning how far we have come in a relatively short period in regard to computers, the technology surrounding them and how they are used for communication. It took around one hundred years to get from the telegraph to the telephone. It was less than 50 years later that the first computer was being programmed for use. Computers evolved over the next 75 years to become a key component in how we communicate to others and to the world at large....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook 2014]
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The Birth of Social Media - Social media: (noun pl but singular or pl in constr) forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content. Social media has developed to allow for information to be shared instantaneously: image and video sharing, spontaneous group get-togethers, and worldwide, real time news announcements are sent through time and space with the click of a button, and can spread like wildfire....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook 2014]
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