INF103: Computer Literacy
Social networking is a way to keep in contact with people all around the world; social networking allows people to connect with each other no matter the part of the world they are located. With many new apps and websites coming into the making it has become more convenient to communicate with anyone at any given time. Now being able to communicate with others beyond a physical level. As well meeting others online rather than in person, which does take gained physical interaction with one another. By having to search compelling arguments or agreeable articles will determine what we will lack or even gain by using social networks.
Social networking has changed and impacted the world so much over the years. Pretty much everyone in the world has some form of social media in their lives. Even businesses on social media, which in turn bring them more business as well as it boosts the economy as well. Businesses advertise products on social media, and they also have a tagged location in which customers can tag themselves at a business location they are currently at which also can bring in more business. Word of mouth also comes into play and customer insights of their experience with the business. Facebook also enables a way to take a survey after you visited the location of the business. Valuable customer insights and customer experience do play a part in the future of business.
The influence of social network in the world is very circumstances. In my opinion, social networking brings people together from any background it allows people to keep their lives updated to friends and family. Also, it can ruin relationships because with some many people to connect and communicate with it can cause jealousy in relationships. The media paints a negative picture regarding people who use social media as social misfits. Nowadays people are more interested in making friends online and networking to meet people rather than in real life. There have been many true stories about teens committing suicide. Due to the fact of “cyberbullying” taking place on social media.
But people who regularly follow the impact of technology on society argue that when it comes to social networks, the positives far outweigh the negatives. “That certainly was the conclusion drawn by a team of researchers at Michigan State University that spent three years studying how undergraduates use Facebook. A research team member posted these comments on a New York Times online forum regarding the impact of social networks on society” (Dubner, 2008):“Our original motivation was to understand better why individuals would voluntarily use a site that, based on media reports, offered them only a way to disclose information they shouldn’t disclose, collect hundreds of “friends” they didn’t know, and waste time better spent studying. What we found surprised us”.
These students were using Facebook to increase the size of their social network, and therefore, their access to more information and diverse perspectives. They used the site to look up old high school acquaintances, to find out information about people in their classes or dorms that might be used to strike up a conversation, to get contact information for friends, and many other activities.
These aren’t the kinds of Facebook activities you are likely to read about in the media, which have encouraged widespread public concern about Facebook use by young people.”
Social media does have an few negative impacts on the world. The one that gets me the most is privacy. You have to be very wary of what you post on social media because it can come back to haunt you. It can be quite dangerous when sharing your location as well it leaves you vulnerable for anyone to see your location. I usually leave my location off on any of my devices to be on the safe side. Everything you do on the internet and social media can leave a digital trail behind of all activity. It is very vital to be careful what is posted as well as any private information you give out about yourself online it could cost you your privacy and even your life when not careful.
Bowles, M. D. (2013). Introduction to digital literacy [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/( Chapter 7 Sec. 3) (Dubner, 2008)
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