Overview of Social Networking

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Modern Technology has evolved, and impacted our society in a negative way. There are multiple reasons as to why it affects our community, such as lower grades, job stability, cyberbullying, sexting, and it can harm college admission. I have known a family friend that has experienced social networking in a horrible way, which has messed with his dreams and life goals. Social networking has a negative influence on our lives, causing many various problems in our community. Social networks are internet sites that help people interact with each other, and help deliver information such as pictures and videos. Social networking started in 1971, which was when the very first email was delivered. But it was the stages of the 1970s that opened the way for people to communicate socially. Their website back then was called Bulletin Board System “BBS” it was like the Facebook of our time. Just like in 1970s, the 80s developed social networking sites but it was the site GEnie that brought people together which let people discuss and play video games but they were not as graphic as they are now. When the 90s came around more and more ways of social networking developed which dominated that generation, websites such as Craigslist, AOL, Geocities, but it was ICQ that took center stage in the late 90s. Then there is the generation that we live in today which came out with tons of ways of communicating. Some of these sites were extremely famous at the time, there is the one and only myspace, youtube, and then the most famous and commonly used today in our society; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.They all have one thing in common; which is to keep everybody together and communicated no matter their location. Even though these websites have built hu... ... middle of paper ... ... Ultimate Timeline Of Social Networks, 1960-2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]."- AllTwitter. N.p., 15 Mar. 2012. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. Hanes, Stephanie. "Facebook May Amplify Eating Disorders and Poor Body Image."Christian Science Monitor 2012 mar 30: N.p. Web. 10 Jan. 2014. Jung, Brian. "The Negative Effect of Social Media on Society and Individuals." Small Business. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2014. Newcomb, Alyssa. "Teen Charged in Fatal Cyberbullying Case of Rebecca Sedwick to Remain in Jail." ABC News. ABC News Network, 15 Oct. 2013. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. ProCon.org. "Social Networking ProCon.org." ProCon.org. 18 Dec. 2013. Web. 9 Jan. 2014. Strickland, Johnathan. "What Are the Pros and Cons of Social Networking Sites?"HowStuffWorks. N.p., 10 July 2009. Web. 09 Jan. 2014. "The Brief History of Social Media." The Brief History of Social Media. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.

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