November 3, 2015
Are Social Networking and Social Media Websites Really Protecting Your Privacy Figure 1 Many people use different social networking and social media sites. The most popular websites today are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and also YouTube. There are a number of privacy settings on these websites and applications, but are they really protecting your account? The answer is no, everything you put on the Internet is discoverable by another party. The people who create these social networking sites are in no way trying to release your personal information, but the Internet always has a way for people to find out anything and everything. It is very dangerous to put personal information on these social media…show more content… When it comes to social networking and social media websites people are very careless and put any and all information up for everyone to see. That is great for the people that don’t care about everyone seeing their information, but what happens to all of the people that want to have their personal profiles private? There should always be an option for users to keep their profiles private, but you have to remember that it is the Internet, so how private can they be? Websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram seem to go out of their way to get you to enter your information. When creating profiles these websites want all of your personal information, the only thing you don’t enter into your registration is your credit card number. It seems a little crazy that they are all so desperate to have and to hold your personal information on file, but I am sure they have reasoning behind it. They do offer the option for you to make your profile private, but there are ways to still viewing a private profile. In the article, “Are you Worried About Your Personal Information? – Privacy Issues in Social Networking Websites”, author Lui Fan speaks of how operators of social networking websites upload peoples information to the server or to the cloud. This is very frightening, because it seems as if an operator is controlling…show more content… "Corporate Takeover of the Media." From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader. By Stuart Greene and April Lidinsky. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin 's, 2008. 931-33. Print.
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