Although news media talks about how social media affects American entertainment, psychology, and culture, few sources have definitively addressed what “social networking” implies. Because there is so much cross-over between social networking and other forms of media, the line between what is and what is not social media is very blurred. However, without a true definition of social networking, it is impossible to discuss its place in the media, in the workplace and in everyday life. It is necessary to understand what social networking is and what it is not in order to determine its purpose in society. While many believe social networking is one broad branch of networking with one general goal, this is not the case. “Social networking” is, in fact, a broad phrase to describe thousands of different social media types, each with its own unique set of purposes.
Since its introduction in the early 2000’s, social media has introduced a whole new world for socialization and sharing. The presence of social media in our lives allows for everyone to connect through the use of websites and apps from almost anywhere that the Internet is available. This includes popular sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and even Snapchat. With the use of these applications comes many benefits but also great risks for many of the adolescents and young adults that make up a majority of these website users. These risks come in the form of cyber bullying and targets a generation that is on average aged 12-18 years old and who uses the internet about 13.3 hours a week (Kowalski 2008: 4).
Kenneth Partridge, editor of The Reference Shelf presents social networking as a whole. " The book in the series contains several articles addressing current social trends and their issues " according to (Partridge, 2011). Thus networking, business, societies take, fundamentals, dangers and the social networking phenomenon overall. Each chapter is devoted to provide background information, single subject, and discussion from several points of view.
The GLBA was signed into law on November 12, 1999 by President Clinton. Title V of the GLBA governs the collection, use, and dissemination of non-public consumer financial information by financial institutions.
I chose to do my research paper on social media because I have an interest of the many different ways people can interact with each other worldwide. Whether you live in the United States of America, or in the Middle East, there are many ways we can communicate with one another, with social media being the most popular way of doing so. In this paper I will discuss the meaning of social media, as well as the different types of social media one can use, the purpose of using it, the effects it can have on us, and lastly, who owns these social media sites.
Social network has become popular way to make friends in recent years. According to daily mail, the UK police receive calls about Facebook every forty minutes. ‘In 2011 only, there are 12300 crimes related to Facebook including murder, rape, kidnap, child sex offences, assault, death threats, witness intimidation and fraud.’ Famous social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin have provided their users with conveniences however they have also become the tools of new trend of cyber crime which is social network crime. Criminals use fake personal profile to cheat on victims following with fraud, robbery, and even rape. The negative attitudes of
Despite the positives, there are many negatives associated with social media. Using social media can make a person more vulnerable to predators and cyber bullying. In this age, “Cyber bulling is quite common, can occur to any young person online, and can cause profound psychosocial outcomes including depression, anxiety, severe isolation, and tragically suicide” (“American Academy of Pediatrics”). Cyber bullying impacts society in a negative way because it is harming young teenagers’ minds. Bullies, torment, threat, harass, and even embarrass their victims by using different forms of social media. Using social media can also decrease privacy for an individual. People often give out their personal information not knowing who can see it. To average internet users, “A false sense of security may leave social networking site users vulnerable to security attacks such as hacking, leaking sensitive information, and sending viruses” (“ProCon”). Furthermore, Social media can also lead to brain disorders and can cause people to have a hard time interacting with people face to face. “Social networking entices people to spend more time online and less time talking to a person face to face.” (“ProCon”)
There is no empirical research exploring impact of Facebook on user’s behaviour in disseminating the information of violence related to women, but there is a report evaluating the effectiveness of social media campaign (Facebook, YouTube and Blog) demonstrating that social media is an influential medium to help prevent VAW (Liou 2013). Rasmussen (n.d.) and DVV(2015) confirm that social media plays an essential role to contribute to the primary prevention of VAW because it allows public to access information for their understanding leading to behavioural change.
Suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans every year. A person dies by suicide about every 15 minutes in the U.S. An attempt is estimated to be made once every 40 seconds. Many who attempt suicide never seek professional care, and it has generally been found that those who post suicide notes online tend to not receive help. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are known to cause a lot of the suicides. Social media is made up of web sites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social and professional relationships. Social media are harmful to society because they lead to cyber bullying, cause low
While social networking does have value, it also has tremendous potential for negative influences in everyday society. The harm caused by social networking has skyrocketed over the last decade. There are no regulations to the content that can be posted or the immediate contact one can have with a stranger, leading to dangerous situations. This is a rising concern for the parents of young children as well as all who are part of social networks. The growing population has become overwhelmingly focused on the world of media and technology; most could not solve a simple math question, much less have a personal conversation with someone. While our schools are being downsized, the Facebook population is growing each and every day. A solution must be found before the doors of schools are closed, the interaction with one another face to face lessens, and the lives of teens with a good future are destroyed. There have been many solutions set up to overcome these obstacles, for example; blocking certain posts, privacy settings, and under age logs in denials. Fortunately, these have worked in some cases.
Social networks founding in the last decade was saw to be a fad and it was only going to capture the teenage market that was interested in video games. Critics of social media could not have been more wrong of what this was going to turn into. Social networking site are used on a daily basis by billions of people around the globe. My research has lead me to find that social networks are still growing exponentially and will continue to. In conclusion I will argue that social media is here to stay and we have to watch the way we utilize it.
There has been a lot of discussions about whether social network sites are a past craze or here to stay. In this essay, the concept of a social network site is narrower than that of social media, a social network can be defined as “ A dedicated website or other application which enables users to communicate with each other by posting information, comments, messages, images” (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/social-network?q=social+network, no date). This means that the type of social network is independent from the type of media sharing websites, such as YouTube, and the type of Micro-blogging, such as Twitter. These social networks are often household names, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Belo. In fact, up to the second quarter of 2015, there were 1.49 billion monthly active users in Facebook (Statista, 2015). It’s clear that people like using social networking sites, interacting and sharing with other users which they can add as friends. Therefore, it is hard to say social networks are a passing fashion.