Social Media Privacy
Social Networks are tools that let us communicate with friends and family, share our lives with them, learn about theirs, and sometimes even to establish new relationships. Social Networks sites are being broadly used by youth and adults all over the world, the former being, the main target market of the largest Social Network of the world, Facebook. Social media should have stricter rules on privacy because information can be shared with others, having contacts can effect someone personally, and hacking can be a problem.
According to recent statistics which can be found in Facebook’s home page, the site has 500 million active users around the globe, who have an average of 130 friends in their contact’s lists.
User Privacy is a sensitive topic at the moment. It is one of the most important factors a person should consider before they give their information away over the internet. Every click or selection you make online is being stored and permanently kept on record that includes anything you may have Googled, investigated or researched. Some people believe that user privacy is dead (Rambam 2011). More and more we are being encouraged to give away more information about ourselves online, and the greatest intrusion into our online activities comes from social networking sites. The lack of user privacy on social networking sites has led to dramatic changes in people’s lives such as targeting by the media and marketing researchers, the buying and selling of user information and other unethical forms of privacy invasion. Online activity is increasingly being used as e...
In today’s society, privacy, security, and convenience has turned into a paradoxical issue dealing with the information age (Barnes, 2006…). In fact, one of the primary driving instruments are the usage - and rise – of social networking sites such as: Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter. Having said that - and considering these networks gather considerable amounts of information about its users, the idea of securing your information is momentous.
Social medias have become a big part of our society now, they are being used in all aspects of our life. We are connected twenty-four hours a day, at work, school, home, shopping etc. There is a necessity, a need to be connected to these social media’s, to feel like you are a part of society. With these growing numbers in being connected to social media’s on the web, there comes a growing desire for privacy and safety. In this paper I will discuss and analyze the social media’s themselves, the dangers that arise from them, and how all these correlate to privacy.
To begin with, various websites are violating our privacy by selling our data to third party companies. Today accumulation of personal information is escalating using technology tools all over the world without permission of an individual. Precisely, social networking sites such as Facebook collects information actively while websites such as Google passively. Facebook allows strangers to view anyone’s profile and systematically eliminates privacy for those who choos...
If a stranger would approach someone on the street, would one casually offer personal information to him? Would one allow him to follow and record one’s activities? Although it may be obvious in the concrete world that one would not allow it, the behavior of the general population on the Internet is strikingly different. While surfing websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, many people provide personal details to enhance their online profile? These websites retain vast amounts of personal information from their users. Although this practice benefits the user as well, unrestricted profiling can become an alarming catastrophe. Unless the threat to internet users privacy are shown to exceed the benefits, we should not regulate the internet, rather we should educate the public how to be more responsible about their identities.
There are a lot of concerns regarding privacy in an every expanding technological age. It is true that we have been making progress towards proper regulations from the use of social media information in the process of hiring employees and the copyright laws surrounding art theft in digital galleries. However, there is still much debate over how much privacy people are entitled to on the internet and a great amount of difficulty in controlling any infringement on these rights. The internet is very different place than the outside world, so it is necessary that we start approaching it differently.
In the year of 1971, the very first email was sent and delivered. Since then, the world has seen tremendous advancements in technology and social media. Long distance communication has transformed from hand writing and mailing someone a letter in order to reach him or her, to typing someone a quick text message on a smart phone. These advancements have significantly improved the way the world communicates with one another and has connected lives in ways never thought possible. But at what cost? Social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have provided a popular means of communication, but not without the expense of privacy, self-esteem, and a sense of connection. Privacy is an issue for many users of social media sites because
Privacy Levels on Social Networking Sites - To What Extent Are They
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.
Social networks are tools that let us communicate with friends and family, share our lives with them, learn about theirs, and sometimes even to establish new relationships. Social networking sites are being broadly used by young and adults all over the world, being the formers, the main target market of the largest Social Network of the world, Facebook. According to recent statistics which can be found in Facebook’s home page, the site has 500 million active users around the globe, who have an average of 130 friends in their contact’s lists. The same statistics also show that it is estimated that the average user spends around 58 minutes per day browsing the site, sharing and receiving information. Facebook has several places where different