Are Networking Sites Good For Our Society? Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Pinterest have become more popular than ever. The users have more than quadrupled from 2005 to 2009.Proponents argue that online

Are Networking Sites Good For Our Society?

Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Pinterest have become more popular than

ever. The users have more than quadrupled from 2005 to 2009.Proponents argue that online

communities promote communication with friends, family and make contact with people from

around world as well as develop computer skills. Opponents, argue that social networking

sites expose children to predators, increase the spread of computer viruses, lower workers

productivities and promote narcissism.

PRO Social Networking Sites:

Social networking sites allow people to create new relationships with friends and

family, increased communication strengthen relationships. Social networking site allow for

free creative expression in blogging, messaging, photo storage and games. Social networking

sites bring people with common interests’ together, offer exposure to new ideas from around the

world. People who have social anxiety are more comfortable interacting via the internet. Social

networking sites have helped people changing job, finding new place to live, buying a car or

caring for the ill and elderly.

CON Social Networking Sites:

Social networking sites entice people to spend more time online and less time interacting face to

face. Teens spend an average of nine hours per week on social networking sites. Teens growing

up with these sites may not be aware that all their posted information is public and photos and

text can be retrieved even after deletion. Consequences can include vulnerability to sexual or

financial offenders and lost job opportunities from employers. Cyber bullying occurs online and

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is easier and more public. Victims often experience a drop in grades or decreased self-esteem.

The use of social networking sites can cause personality and brain disorders in teens, such as the

inability to have real conversations, limited

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