Facebook and other social networks are important, valuable tools for young people. by Hanaa Ahmed
Powerful new Social Networks provide great benefits, but they also change the way we live and not always in ways that everyone like. Online social networking is when young person connect with other people online through certain websites. The most common for young person today include Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. When teenagers start to converse with their friends they can end up spending hours there talking instead of working or studying. It can force parents and teachers to become harsher on a student. Social networking sites can also be a cause for bullying and people feeling left out.
It’s beyond debate that Facebook is an important tool, both professionally and socially. Firstly, it has proven useful as a job-seeking platform. People today use Facebook to market themselves. It’s much more innovative than just emailing your resume, very 20th century! Especially for people who major in art or design, with a simple click you can upload your portfolio of work to Facebook and present yourself as a complete package to the company for which you wish to work. Secondly, in order to get information about social events, Facebook is definitely a good way to keep up. For a recent example, take “Fashion Night Out”: People sought more information about the event, at the same time, people also shared the event with others on Facebook. Of course, one can find similar examples for this new and exuberant form of social media across all sectors, not just in fashion. You can see how Facebook is making our life more convenient and livelier.
But that’s just the problem. There is also a dark side to social media. You do not have live interaction with other people when using Facebook, so some people will type their words without conscience; sometimes they even use very violent words or profanity while they write on the Facebook “wall.” It might seem like a minor problem...
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