Social networking works like an online community of internet users. Depending on the topic of website, people share their common interests in hobbies, religion, politics and other spheres of their lives. As soon as you sign up, or register on a site, you get access to reading profile pages of other members and possibly even contacting them. While with the constant use of these social technologies, less people are communicating in person, this type of technology might be doing more harm than good because with the rise of websites such as Facebook, social networking may be on the verge of replacing traditional personal interactions for the next generation. Social networks were created for the sole purpose of helping individuals communicate. There are many other reasons that these technologies are used, but communication is still the number one. It is not only changing how we communicate, but how we interact with each other in daily life.
Most people would say that social networking is a waste of time and that it cause lots of problems for people especially the young people. Some people think that social networking does not have any positive outcome on one’s life. Some people also say that social networking causes drama in real life and does not have a positive aspect in this society. All those things people said are stereotypes about social networking and people need stop putting a bad name on social networking. People underestimate what positivity things social networking can do for people lives. Social networking can be a good source of learning and can be helpful when using it for the right reasons. Social networking has changed the way young people communicate in society in many beneficial ways.
76% of American adults online use social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, and Pinterest, as of July 2015, up from 26% in 2008. A social network is a website that brings people together to talk, share ideas and interests, or make new friends. Some believe social networks harm the society because it’s a waste of time and can be very dangerous; however it can be a very useful tool like staying in touch with family and finding out about the news.
In this article she is giving us a look into the damage that social networks can do to students in their job, school, and life. She talks about the millions of members that are already using these sites and that they still growing. The members use these sites to make friends, find old friends, and to talk to friends. “The only requirement a user will need is an email address and a willingness to share his or her “profile” with other users.”(qtd in Fleming 441)
Recently there was a very big revolution in the field of modern technology, It has become popular everywhere. Social websites nowadays became a new trends for all people in the world, they affect our lives wildly. daily People depend on these sites strongly for different purposes. Lately we became dependent on Facebook and twitter completely and other sites.
With the advancement of technology and the ever increasing use of social media, our lives our displayed for the world to see. With more and more sites asking us for information, such as name, gender, age, location, and more, our privacy is diminishing. One of the few things most private to some is their health information. Our confidential health and medical information is very personal, and in the wrong hands it can be used to commit fraud.
Protecting ones security and privacy should always be the highest priority. As a manager or upper level staff the concern is for them to uphold to the standards of privacy in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). HIPPA laws are in place to protect the privacy of one’s health information. Be it a school setting or hospital to protect records within either facility is a constant concern. Creating a sense of privacy is extremely critical.
Privacy and Cookies
Cookies play a significant role in our daily life, it brings lots of convenient when we use website. However, many people afraid that it will leak our privacy at the same time as it convenient to us. Although cookies are controversial, there is nothing wrong with them. The data collectors should take responsibility to protect users’ information, also users should be aware and careful when they use the website.
Nowadays, we are living in the “ technology world”, digital’s century, science and technology are being devolopped like a rain-storm, people try their best effect to serve for human’s infiniti demand. Internet in general and social network in particular are exceedingly funtional tools. Indeed, with over 1.3 billion active users in June,2014 ( Wikipedia), there is no suprise that Facebook has been becoming a leading social network in the world, “Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission - to make the world more open and connected” – CEO of Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg (google). Facebook truthly brought many useful; however, it is still “ a double-edged sword”.
Social networks are, as the name suggests is a means of communicating and socially engaging with different kinds of people online. The main purposes social networks serve include sharing ideas among people with different ideas, staying connected with the happenings in the world and making new friends through communication. Modernization has brought so many good things with it which not only makes the life of people easier but also makes communication a “one click” process hence increasing the number of virtual friends as well. According to Lenhart (2015), an online survey proved that 57% of the people who did the survey met a new friend online; which is more than half and furthermore there will still be a lot of people who did not take the survey. Social networks come in different forms but the most important social networking site especially in Bhutan is “Facebook”. Globally, Facebook has 1.59 billion active monthly users as of January, 2016 though the number of users keeps