Social Networking

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What is the first step you take when you get on the computer or phone? Most likely, you check your Facebook, update your twitter and check out last nights photographs in which you were tagged. Take a look around, everyone of all ages are whipping out their smart phones to check the most recent updates. What was going on before Facebook? Myspace? Before that? None of that probably did not even exist yet or everyone was too young to even have a cell phone or know about these types of social networking. Today, kids are getting younger and younger wanting to take part in more and more such as make Facebook accounts. In the past decade, social networking has became very popular in many peoples lives. As it becomes more popular, it brings along more difficulties instead of benefits.

Statistics show that 47% of online adults use social networking sites and 73% of teens and young adults are a member of at least one social network. Since when does everyone have time to keep up with all the networking? The truth is, they do not. Why spend so much time worrying about who is arguing or breaking up, when there can be more productive steps going on to help improve lives? Twitter has twenty four million unique visitors per month, with five hundred million tweets per day.

Due to all this technology, the worlds communication skills are getting worse. If there is something that important to tell someone, tell them in person, no need to tweet. Apuzzio 2
Regina Lynn states in her article, The New Communication Technology: Challenge to Modern Relationships,
“we’re allegedly replacing real relationships with fake ones, true intimacy with illusion and strong social bonding with pseudo-social networking. This is all because a lot of people apparently spend a lot of time conversing online rather than in the flesh.” (Lynn, 87) Its nice going on Facebook, seeing people argue over a status and...
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