Social Networking

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1: How the social network is affecting us.
Is it good or bad?

2: As of June 30, 2012, approximately 7 million people around the world have and use the Internet. The world region with the most amounts of users is currently Asia, which is about 45% of the population of Internet users. Following Asia is Europe, which is about 22% of the population of Internet users. In third, is North America, which is about 11% of the population of Internet users.

3: Even though these numbers are substantially large numbers, they are still increasing. In fact, every second that goes by, 8 more people join the Internet community.

4: In order to get a good perspective on the amount of Internet users that use the social network, were going to have to look at Facebook. Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.

5: With about 1 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the largest social network on the Internet.

6: Now, with everything, there is usually a positive and a negative to it.

7: Lets look at the positive effects of social networking first. The first positive effect of social networking is that is connects us with our family and friends. It helps us to keep in touch and to maintain a relationship.

8: Another positive effect is that it reduces our communication barrier.

9: With a social network, we are able to express our views or thoughts toward a particular topic.

10: Not only can we express our thoughts and views, but were are also able to start groups where we can specifically connect to people who have the same views as us.

11: Now, not only is social networking used by individual people, but it is also used by businesses.

12 : Many businesses have noticed that social networking has become a big part of our lives and are using this to their advantage to promote their products and services. Many businesses are now shifting...
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