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Are Social networking sites bad?

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´╗┐Are Social networking sites bad? Nowadays, most of the people use at least one of the social networking sites. They think that social networking sites are good, because they can stay in contact with old friends or schoolmates. Those sites also enable people to talk to other people with same interest, beliefs and values long distance and free of charge. Other people, however, criticize social networking sites as being too invasive in people?s privacy and using information obtained in wrong purposes. They don?t use those sites because they say they are very addictive and some people even lost their jobs as a consequence. Social networking sites are bad because they're very addictive, users have little privacy and they have a bad impact on career. Because of its features, social networking sites are the most addictive sites on Internet. Research shows, that 10 leading social networking sites (such as Facebook, Messenger, Skype, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) ...read more.


Therefore, because of their features, social networking sites are very addictive and people are on them even during work or school, which can cause bad performance. Many people lost their jobs because of spending work time on social networking sites or content posted there. In the last few years we have seen many incidents of people losing their jobs because of social networks. It?s usually one of two reasons. First one is because they were caught on social network during work, when they instead should be working. This can be a consequence of an addiction to social networks. The second, more frequent reason is that employers find inappropriate pictures and thoughts. Users are sometimes too open and post everything that is on their minds. Employers take advantage of social networks to find information on applicants or employees; as a consequence, people are often denied jobs or fired for posting inappropriate pictures, thoughts or jokes. ...read more.


Advertisements can easily reach them. Every piece of information you give on the social network sites is never completely hidden and can be easily violated. Social network sites are like wolves in sheep?s clothing. They are under impression of being good for socializing when in fact they are a gold mine of information. That information is the key for advertisers who are digging and scratching for every piece of information they can get and when they do, they attack people as beast. This is a result of a lot of privacy issues social networking sites have. People lose more than they gain because they easily lose their jobs as their personal life is no longer private. They also get sucked in this ability to be always informed and at the head of events. As a result, people end up addicted. Users will continue to lose jobs and become totally antisocial in real life. There is no direct solution. People just have to realize the problem themselves, resist using social network sites and put much less information up for the whole world to see. ...read more.

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