Paul Hoeflich Mr. Rojas English 110 October 28, 2010
According to a study in August of 2009, Social networking sites accounted for seventeen percent of all time spent on the internet which was nearly three times as much as in 2008. These days, social networking is increasing drastically as people tend to become more familiar with the internet and want to keep in touch with one another. As good as it sounds, people are not realizing the dangers of social networking. On one hand, Social networking sites allow people to express themselves, receive help with life issues, and believe it or not, keep healthy. On the other hand, these sites lead to personal social issues, the lack of knowledge as to who you are acquainted with, and most importantly the invasion of privacy. All in all, social networking sites are both good and bad for our society.
Social networking has many positive aspects to it. These sites allow people to artistically convey themselves through free communication such as messaging and blogging, storage space for documents and pictures, entertaining games and videos, events, and so on. These days it is important to express your creativity because not only does it lead to more social awareness, it helps the intelligence of a person in this advanced society we live in today. Being able to communicate with others just through the click of some buttons makes it so much easier and convenient than having to physically write out a letter and hope that they get it the next day through the mail. A recent study in 2006 showed that nearly sixty million Americans received help with major issues in their life through social networking. Whether it related to a change in careers, moving to a different residence, purchasing a vehicle, or even providing care to an individual or individuals with some type of illness, certain networking sites allowed these people to connect with friends and...