Social Privacy: The Dangers Of Social Media

explanatory Essay
1115 words
1115 words

Social media is everywhere and very popular all over the world. Social media is used on computers, tablets, smartphones, etc and along with the use of social media there are privacy issues that come along with it. Social media is part of everyone’s life and is hard to give up. Even though we might not think there is isn’t anything wrong with it, there is which comes down to our privacy. Our privacy is being invaded when using these popular networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. Social media is here to communicate with others and build relationships not invade our privacy.
Social media started to become the entertainment that it is today back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It all started in the infant years …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that social media is everywhere and very popular all over the world, and there are privacy issues that come along with it.
  • Explains how social media began in the late 70s and early 80s, when the bulletin board system (bbs) allowed online meeting places to produce codes.
  • Narrates how was launched in 1997, followed by friendster, which became a gaming-only site. in 2003, linkedin and myspace were launched.
  • Explains that facebook was launched in 2004 for harvard university at first by mark zuckerberg and soon it was opened to the public in 2006.
  • Describes the steps to form a social media policy and explains how they must be followed.
  • Explains that even though social media privacy policies exist, there are still ways our privacy is invaded. courts and regulators view tweets as electronic business records.
  • Explains that facebook's privacy policy allows users to publicly display personal information such as names, location, gender, and photographs, as well as social media activity.

According to, the Facebook Privacy Policy is wanting users to automatically public display personal information such as user’s names, location, gender, and photographs, as well as social media activity such as “liked” pages and friends lists. Also, on Facebook when you message people on their messaging application people are allowed to see your location just by the click of the message that was sent. Even if you turn off the location setting on Facebook, the application still allows you to see it so you have to turn off the location button every time you send a message to someone if you do not want them to see your location is one example of our privacy being invaded. According to USA Today, research behavioral scientists shows that Facebook is a big issue with privacy and our every move is being watched from how parents interact with their kids to what we post or share. “Indeed, a University of Vienna study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, found almost half of Facebook users who left the site said it was over privacy concerns”. Popular social media that we use daily such as Facebook, Google+, Wikipedia, and Yahoo have all changed their privacy policies recently. According to Forbes, “Facebook recently announced changes to its default privacy settings on sharing with friends, it was revealed also that it could access smartphone mics to capture and analyze the songs, TV shows and other things users

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