The possibilities of the uses of social networking and other online communication services are endless and we can use any or all of them to our advantage, but there are many disadvantages too. As it is possible to spread any news, rumor or any information quite easily, many false information , picture, video and rumors has been spread mainly using the social networking sites and other communication medium to harass, embarrass and intentionally or unintentionally attack people mentally and give false claims, especially celebrities which caused many unhappy incidents. Social networking sites collect much information about its users such as name, address, contact information, interests, gender, age and many personal and other information that can be used for wrong and unwanted purposes such as, a social networking site may sell the mobile number of its users to interested companies against the consent of the users which may result in unwanted call from the companies to the users. The information can be hacked or stole by hackers to be used in malicious purpose. It is possible to use someone’s information to intentionally harass the person or do damage without the affected person knowing. It is always advised to be careful about giving any information on the web because it is very hard to predict what information can be exploited by someone else. It is also advised to never share personal information on the web and to carefully think about whether it is necessary at all to share information with someone else and how much is known about that person.
Overall, ICT has improved how we communicate and it is up to us to make full use of it keeping the pros and cons in mind.