Informative Speech Outline
Title: MEDIA AND YOU
Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to take steps to ensure they and their loved ones are using social networking sites to their full advantage. Central Idea: Time is money and a huge aspect in our lives which we cannot rewind so we must use it wisely and efficiently especially in regards to the time spent on social networking sites to have a positive impact on our lives. Introduction: According to the Nielsen Company survey back in August 2009 social networking and blogging sites accounted for 17% (about one in every six minutes) of all time spent on the internet. That statistic is three years old, as of today that percentage has increased rapidly due to the almost one billion members on Facebook alone, while Twitter is growing at an increasing rate.
In the wise words of the great Jim Morrison “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind,” are extremely valid because everything we talk about in our daily lives has been influenced by another person whether it be reading a newspaper, listening to the radio, or watching television. In the ensuing few minutes I will be discussing the positives, and negatives of social networking while also how we can incorporate the benefits into our lives to make social networking a huge advantage in our lives. Body:
I. Disadvantages of Social Networking
A. Privacy Issues
1) Stalkers and complete strangers can view your pictures and information such as telephone number, email address, and also residing location. 2) Hackers can hack into one’s account gain valuable and personal information which can lead to identity theft and fraud. B. Could Lead to Bad Reputation
1) Your Facebook or Twitter profile is the essence of you and a digital page which represents you, but if someone posts information or other inappropriate comments on your page it leads to bad reputation. 2) The consequences of a bad reputation online...
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