Social networking is a very important part of today’s world. For students who are around twenty years old and even younger, we cannot not belong to any networking website. Social networking has many positive effects but also negative ones.
Through Facebook or AsmallWorld, we can now organize our lives. By publishing open invitations to parties or exhibitions or any kind of events, we can have a social life. By posting photos of what is happening in our lives or what happened the night before, we leave a shadow to our friends, and so do they. We can also have the possibility to chat with our friends who are all around the world. The most amazing thing is that we do all of this behind the screen of our computer. By being a member of a group (defending an idea), we can start speaking with people we would have never thought about. For example, through AsmallWorld, which is a website created for “wealthy people who want to share ideas, good plans and opportunities” we can find internships, jobs, even advice about the best hotels to go to ;You can even find cars, watches or yachts to buy. When speaking about this way of networking we could think that social websites do only make your life easier without any negatives points.
The main danger of theses websites is the fact that all the information is published on the internet. As it is said in “A privacy paradox”, “Sitting at home alone typing into a computer may feel like a private exchange” but in reality it is not the case. We have the example of this girl that called her boss in the morning saying that she was sick and he actually had her on Facebook and saw the pictures of her drunk the night before. She has been of course fired from her job. This shows that whatever we post on the internet can be seen by anyone at any time but unfortunately against us.
Some other problems can result from publishing information and photos on the internet. For example, my father learned...