Critical Reflection Paper on Social Networking

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Identity theft is one of the major concerns with utilizing social networks. The Internet is powerful because it serves as an almost limitless storehouse of data and ideas, but it also can be dangerous because it can store misinformation that masquerades as fact. (Mark D. Bowles, 2010) I think once you enter into the Internet Highway one has to sacrifice a little security. Even inaccurate information can be reported about a person. If you are not concerned about someone finding out personal things about you, then this avenue of networking is perfect for you. If someone wants to be un- reachable or lost, then these are not the sites for them. With these social networks, one can find a lot about a person. What schools they attended, their spouse names, their children’s names and where about, what city they live in and their age. They can also find tune that person’s interest. However, there is an advantage to these social networks. People like to buy from people they know. Connecting socially through these networks allows people free advertising. This advertising is geared toward pacific people, people like themselves. Network sites like these are unsecure for a reason, and I believe it is for the openness. People like to know who other people’s friends are, what they are into and what they have accomplished. It’s easy to find someone if you search for them on FaceBook. It seems everyone who’s anyone is on those sites. It’s a great place to network.

Email is not dead for teenagers. People don’t use it as much as they did in the past. It is really strange to see technology evolve so fast that here we are posing the question and answering the question about emails, and about whether or not emails are dead or not. My son is 20 years old. He still uses his email, not as much as I do. He does know it’s worth. A Person may Instant Message another and they text and tweet each other and still the email is not dead. Email allows one to have contacts, and email acts a s...
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