The Truth about Facebook

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In the Digital Age, technology and the Internet are the integral part of everyone from the young to the old. The world is changing in a rapid pace. Television, which dominated the nineteenth and twenty century now competes with smart phone, tables and smart watches. Riding the success of the Internet and smart devices are e-mail, online dating and social networks. One of the most famous social networks is Facebook, which was founded by Mark Zuckerberg. It is market as a new way to get connected with people all over the world. Facebook really revolutionizes the way people communicates with each other. But just like every things that came before it, Facebook also has its share of problems. Facebook gives people a false sense of security, does not make people happier and can ruin one’s future employment. Facebook is a threat to privacy. Billy Graham once said, "Once you've lost your privacy, you realize you've lost an extremely valuable thing” (Jacob, Don). With the rise of Facebook and other social networks, privacy is slowly given away. Most people do not realize it, but every time you use Facebook a piece of your personal information is leaked to the public (Jacob, Don). Facebook users have a false sense of online online anonymity as they believe that whatever they say or post cannot be trace back to them. As the result, Facebook users post embarrassing, humiliating, denigrating and hurtful content on their profile. They do not realize how many people that those contents

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