Advantages And Disadvantages Of Social Networking

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Networks
Leighanna McIntosh
INF103: Computer Literacy
Instructor: Nelson Stewart
July 9, 2016

The way the world communicates with one another has been transforming throughout time. Once the World Wide Web was created communication was brought to a whole new level. In the last ten years social networking has sky rocketed in ways of communication. Today there are many social media platforms for personal or business use. These social platforms can pose many advantages as well as disadvantages. Today I will discuss some of the social networking platforms and the advantages, as well as their disadvantages.
A social networking site is a site that lets people set up online profiles that describe their interests and hobbies in addition to communicating with other users. Prior to having multiple social networking platforms we had email, blogs and chat rooms. Even though these are still tools we use today they had little information about the person. On social networking site you can post your personal contact information for anyone to see. Most social networking sites have privacy settings so you can make a semi-public profile. You will fill out a questionnaire upon first opening an account with a social networking page. These questionnaires will ask for your personal data as well as, hobbies, interest, and professional background just to name a few. These different social networking sites can bring different groups of people together…
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