Social networking can be viewed as a controversial matter. Many people today use social networks to communicate, connect with lost friends, meet new people, and even to start relationships. Today’s generation uses social networks for as a phone or meeting place. Instead of calling one another they may just send a tweet, why meet someone in person when you can post on their wall on Facebook. Social networking is a revolution in communication, whether it be personal or commercial. Keeping this in mind social networking also poses to cause harmful social defects in the generations to come.
Before social networking if you wanted to contact someone you would give him or her a call or even meet him or her in person. With social networking taking over people are continuously in contact with one another, but in what way? We are not actually talking to someone face to face or even physically speak to one another. Short messages and comments are used in place of physical. People are often less inclined to get to know someone on a personal level due to the fact that looking at someone’s Facebook page one can find out most basic information about other people. People also are inclined to keep relationships with others that aren’t truly important to them instead of spending time with close friends or family.
With a majority of todays kids and teens using either Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace as a means of communication we face a dilemma. Will our next generation lack the interpersonal skills required for the adult and business world? Teens today will spend there time sitting in front of a computer virtually hanging out with there friends on the web or by playing online games together. Teens and kids are not getting the face to face and this is hindering there social abilities.