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Katherine Kwarta Devry University Kenneth Sherman ENGL062
With social media becoming a bigger part of our society, one has to wonder: Is this affecting the way we have relationships with people? Now a days you can either flip open your laptop, turn on your tablet or just press an app on your phone that will connect you to millions of people at one time. And you can also get an idea of someone before even really meeting them. You can look at their Facebook page and see past pictures of them or see who they are friends with or what kind of movies they like and where they went last night with their friends. But having access to this much information can not always be a good thing. When you are just starting out talking to someone new, it might not be a good thing that I can see pictures of his ex- girlfriend from six months ago and see all the things they might have done together. I might not want to know that three years before I met you, you went through a drinking phase where you partied from dusk till dawn. Or it might make me uncomfortable to see that you have twice as many girls on your friends list then guys. Somethings about a person, you shouldn’t have access to unless that person wants you to know. Before the social media exploded if you want to get to know someone, you had to actually approach that person, introduce yourself, hope they respond to you and go from there. It might have been a slower process where instead of knowing what the other person likes in minutes, it would take you a couple times of hanging out with that person to see if there is any

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