Social Medi Are Invading My Privacy !

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“@twitter? @support? You are invading my privacy!” Social Media catalyzed the interactivity of the internet by allowing average users to generate content as easily as they could view it. This encouraged people to share themselves online on social media profiles. Many users were blown away by the possibilities online and satisfied to use online services for free without considering what was in it for the online service. Many people do not understand the large costs that can be associated with a large national or international website or application, especially one that allows users to have interactions and one that lets users upload content to be made instantly available to everyone else. However, companies offer their services for free, so…show more content…
Similarly, Gehl described his ideal social platform as a network made solely of peer to peer connections. Gehl’s ideal social network would closely simulate real life communities to the point that the online world is just an extension of real life local communities. Gehl’s ideal social network was private at is core because your content and information would only be shared with your peers. In essence, Gehl’s ideal social network operates the same way a real life community operates; there is no omnipresent company profiling you in your real life interactions. This makes people feel comfortable because what they share in real life can only be seen or accessed by those they choose to share it with. Gehl’s ideal social network, operating the same as a real life community, thus makes people feel comfortable and secure in their interactions. Users of Gehl’s ideal social network would feel secure and comfortable that all of their messages, photos and videos were not in the public domain. Clearly, Gehl’s ideal social network does not currently exist, but people still feel comfortable on current social media platforms because large social networks can intentionally obfuscate specific users and interactions with others to make an individual 's experience look as it would on Gehl’s ideal social network. For instance, users of opposing political views might be hidden from each other since they would usually not voluntarily engage in conversation in real
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