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RD3-social networking bad (OPP)

RD3-social networking bad (OPP) - This House believes that...

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This House believes that social networking sites depersonalize interpersonal relationships. (OPP) Social Networking: Negative Resolution: This House believes that social networking sites depersonalize interpersonal relationships. Background/Overview: As the world around us changes, the way that we communicate also changed. Throughout human history, we have discovered faster ways to get information from one place to the next. What took a few days by horseback now takes a few seconds by the internet, and this spread of information The opposition will prove that social networking sites actually personalize relationships by allowing the links built online to have consequences in the real world, such as job offers, as well as allowing for self-expression--something that, once another person sees it, becomes more than self-expression and becomes interpersonal. Definitions: (all from Dictionary.com) Networking: 1. a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest: Working mothers in the community use networking to help themselves manage successfully. 2. the design, establishment, or utilization of a computer network. –adjective 3. of or pertaining to a network or networking: networking software, a networking system. Depersonalize: 1. to make impersonal. 2. to deprive of personality or individuality: a mechanistic society that is depersonalizing its members. Interpersonal: 1. of or pertaining to the relations between persons. 2. existing or occurring between persons. Relationships: 1. a connection, association, or involvement. 2. connection between persons by blood or marriage. 3. an emotional or other connection between people: the relationship between teachers and students. 4. a sexual involvement; affair. Counter-contentions: I. Time spent on social networking sites actually helps build professional relationships. Subpoint A. Despite the internet’s major tendency towards life-consuming games like Farmville or World of Warcraft, the idea of social networking--which used to happen in- person--is now transcending to the internet. Subpoint B. From the list of an interest on Facebook to show people you are looking for “networking” to the entire networking site called LinkedIn, the internet holds the future of professional relationships, and with careful planning, a controlled online image can 1
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This House believes that social networking sites depersonalize interpersonal relationships. (OPP) lead to job offers. Subpoint C. Example: The following article, which details how people have actually found new jobs and careers using everyday social sites like Facebook and Twitter, and also includes helpful tips for others looking to do the same. Using social media just for fun could cause your career to suffer. More than a third of UK employers now use social networking sites to find new recruits, and two thirds say they will increase their usage over the next two years.
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