Thesis Paper on Social Networking

1552 Words Apr 8th, 2011 7 Pages
Emmanuel Colon
Mrs. Albuquerque
English IIII
22 March 2011
Social Networking Social networking has been around for years whether it’s facebook, twitter, youtube, myspace, etc. It has been studied since the beginning of the 20th century. A social network service is a web site that allows people to create a public profile for everyone to see. There are both positive and negative effects of social networking. Facebook is the most used and populated website on the web. Facebook was launched seven years ago and has already attracted over a half a billion people around the world and it still continues to grow. Three years ago facebook wasn’t as a popular as it is now with only 8 % of the U.S. population signed on to facebook. Today, more than
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However, there are also some negative aspects of social networking. Some people tend to get cyber bullied on the internet. A child or teen usually gets tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, or targeted by another child or teen using the internet or even on mobile phones. Some people commit suicide because of the mean things that people say to them. For this to not happen the best thing to do is delete the account and stay offline for a while until the stalkers have gotten tired of the whole thing. However, you should report it to the police before doing this. It can also lead into depression. Some people tend to make fun of others such as calling them ugly or fat. This may tend to make that person emotional and depressed and may lower their self-esteem. Although their self-esteem is already low this can lead them to committing suicide. Teens like their own privacy no matter what it is they’re doing. Sometimes they just need to be left alone. That’s another thing about cyber bullying. Some strangers invade on others privacy. Some strangers may want to help teens with the problems they are facing, but if you can’t help them at least do not harm them. There are many ways for people to communicate such as, chat, messaging, email, video, voice, file

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