Social Medi The Pros And Cons Of Social Networking?

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Social Networking Introduction: For the past 30 years Social Networking has and will continue to be one of the most impactful aspects of technology. Technology has been around for quite some time and continues to improve with time. According to dictionary.com, social network is “an online community of people with a common interest who use a website or other technologies to communicate with each other and share information.” With all of this information being shared their can be quite a few of pros and cons that come along with social networking. Also, the history shouldn 't be ignored and how it has really came along way in such a short amount of time. History:In 1971, a man named Ray Tomlinson who was also a computer engineer sent the first…show more content…
One of the best things about social networking is that information is spread faster than any other media. According to procon.org, over 50% of people learn about breaking news on social media. Social networking is also one of the top new sources for Americans at 27.8% ranking close to newspapers who is at 28.8%. Also, social networking is used by the law to catch and prosecute criminals. With it being such a big thing a lot of criminals do not think about what they put on display and eventually they get caught up with what they do. Education also has a huge part in social networking because it helps students connect and do better in school. Like mentioned in the history Networking helps employers find employees who want to find employment. Another big thing social networking does is that it increases voter participation. With the election this year social networking defiantly played a huge role with how each candidate was perceived. Social networking really persuaded the vote and most likely made some people vote for who they wanted. Also, musicians and artists really benefit from social networking in a major way. Today, music is most likely streamed so you need to have a strong social fan base to promote yourself more. Some artist with no talent benefit from social networking by getting internet famous and end up getting money for doing what got them there. Social networking has opened up society to think that…show more content…
One major problem with everyone having access to spread information brings worry to people being able to spread unreliable band false information. This type of problem divides us as people because it leads us to destructive things such as racism. Social networking also lack privacy and expose users to corporate and corporate and government intrusions. Also, we know that social networking connects all of us across the world but with some people who are to connected it leads to division. If you are on social media all day you have no time to connect to people in real life and do normal things like exercise. Things like this can lead people who use this all day to become unhealthy and isolated with others. Another major problem that is not highlighted from social networking is the problem of cyberbullying. According to procon.org, 49.5% of students reported being victims of bullying online and 33.7% reported commuting bullying behaving online. Another alarming statistic is that middle school children who were victims of cyberbullying were almost twice as likely to attempt suicide. This is something that is rarely covered unless it 's too late or something drastic happens. Even though we have all these pros and cons social networking still has an global
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