Social Privacy: The Negative Impact Of Social Media

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The more social media we have, the more we think we 're connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other. – JR

The dictionary defines social media as websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. To society, we recognize social media as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. Social media is a global phenomenon that can be recognized all around the world by people of different ages. We have gotten to the point where individuals as young as five years old are able to recognize what social media is before they can even read. The power bestowed by social media gives people the ability to find out what is happening in the lives of other people and give people insight into what is happening in our own life. However, has our society taken the social media trend overboard? Social media has placed the idea that posting every event that occurs in a person’s life is acceptable, whether it be what a person had for breakfast or what a person did that day. Privacy has become non existent. It has made individuals consumed in what other people are doing, rather than focusing on bettering their own life. A majority of the population bases what they post on these websites
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Sites offer a feature where users can check into their location to share where they currently are, giving users the ability to check into their schools, community centers, the homes of peers, and their own homes. Although this feature can come in handy for occasional events, is it really necessary for the everyday person to report that they are at home? To make matters worse, the location feature can give away the exact address a person decides to disclose, so anyone can know where a person is located. Ultimately, home addresses are not as private as they used to be a few years
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