Facebook: a Social Disaster

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Sara Doxsey
G. Bret Bowers
GSW 1110
31 August 2010
Facebook: A Social Disaster
Facebook is a social network that has become the lives of many individuals. This simple site is actually very complex. People tend to think that it is a wonderful way to make friends and connect with old ones, but it is a way of causing stress in one’s life. It provokes a significant amount of drama and conflict. Often times people use it to initiate a problem or to get under another individual’s skin. The problem with Facebook is that it puts numerous people into bad predicaments often leading one to suicide, being harmed by a predator, and the failure of being hired by a company. One mind-boggling danger of Facebook is a word that often gives one the chills, suicide. Facebook essentially allows the freedom of speech to everyone. Many individuals take advantage of this right and push others beyond their own boundaries. Facebook allows bullies to say vulgar things, lowering self-esteem of others. Many people may say that cyber-bullies cannot actually cause suicides but there have been remarkable stories of teens and even some adults killing themselves. This social network enables persons to state things that they often would not say face to face. Another factor that leads to self-destruction is the fact that anyone can upload pictures and often times they poke fun at other individuals. The whole Facebook community can then see the picture and make fun of the individual as well. For some, the embarrassment and humiliation becomes too much and the easiest thing to do is commit suicide. No Web site should ever make someone feel bad enough to take his or her own life. Needless to say, Facebook allows too much leeway and people with no self-discipline take it further than they should leading others up to his or her own death. Another main problem with Facebook is that all types of online predators have access to countless profiles. Facebook displays cities, states, hometowns,...
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