Social Media Sites Are Changing The Way People And Organizations Communicate

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“Just as we teach our children how to ride a bike, we need to teach them how to navigate social media and make the right moves that will help them. The physical world is similar to the virtual world in many cases. It 's about being aware. We can prevent many debacles if we 're educated” (Amy Jo Martin). Social media sites are changing the way people and organizations communicate. Today we have Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, Flicker, and various other social media sites. Social Networking is used to stay connected with friends and family to share and express what matters to the user. Some networking sites are used to connect with other business and to find people near you. Facebook has 968 million daily active …show more content…

Each social media has their own data policy that helps users understand what is shared publically. When you first set up a Facebook account it is open for the public to see, it is up to the user to go into the account settings and change the settings for privacy. Information that is shared when you open an account can include location a photo was taken, the date a file was created, content you view, shared photos, post you create, along with payment information if you use their programs (Facebook). Facebook has a system where it will recognize your face to help your friends tag you in pictures faster. While American adults are concerned about how the government and corporations are collecting data about citizens and consumers, teenagers are freely giving up their personal and private information online. If you Google yourself today what information would you find? Do you think your information is private? These are two questions I asked a co-worker at work, she said she has all of her privacy settings on her Facebook, that none of her information is able to see. With her permission to both search and write about what I found, I was able to prove to her that the privacy settings were not as private as she thought. Within five minutes of searching her name I was able to find the fallowing information on her; City and State she was from, birthday, email address, family members, pictures from 2013 to today, status post, graduation information, and even her full

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