SZU UCLAN FOUNDATION PROGARMME
EF0001 ACADEMIC AND LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDY
Tutor: Fred Stiglingh
Title: How far have chat rooms and social networking sites changed the way young people communicate with each other
The networking curtailed the distance between person and person, make the world become a "Global village". a new kind of interpersonal way-online communication has already gradually become so popular after Internet network has appealed, such as electronic mail, and make friends online is the second important function. Making friends in different ways, it is obvious that chat room is the first selection. Social Networking Service(SNS) is the most popular network application services in recent year，such as QQ、Facebook、Twitter and so on.
The rise of social networking sites is so phenomenal due to the bigger freedom. In the mean time, the internet made the world a global village, You can make friends, chat with them, to know the different cultures and places through them. These sites facilitates you to share information with the minimum cost. Because of such sites, you won’t find yourself lost in the billions of websites. Those are the reasons why it is one of the fastest growing communication tool in the internet. when I was young and the internet has not so popular, if I wanted to find a friend or a my family, I need to use a phone and ring them. Now, if I wanted to talk to a friend, I just need to check whether they were on “QQ chat” instead of call them from my mobile phone. This shows that people have changed the way they communicate, especially in teenagers and young adults. However, there are also a lot of disadvantages. Such as social networking sites is the risk of identity theft and fraud. your own information can be used by some bad thoughts people for illegal activities. Information like the address, name, location, ID and age can be easy to used to do some online crimes The most serious...