Teenagers and social networking

Teenagers and social networking - T he Six Idiots November...

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The Six Idiots November 9, 2010 Critical Thinking Thoughts on Social Networking from a Social Prospective 400 million people have Facebook accounts. Facebook has become a stand- alone nation itself. 400 Million People have shared their happiness and sadness, their thoughts and opinions, their principles and believes, and their pictures and memories all over the world. Similarly, Twitter has been the most reliable news source for everyone: friends’ status, latest jokes, and even breaking news updates. YouTube, MySpace, and blogs, all of these social networks have its own impacts on our nation and our society; meanwhile, people are enjoying using them, spending an ideal amount of their time checking and updating them, but the most important question, which we will discuss in this paper, is how great is the influence of those “Virtual Social Networks”? In other words, do these networks have truly negative impacts on our societies or not? Rather that dividing the page into advantages and disadvantages, we will discuss every point separately. What are social networks? (Faisal)
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The Six Idiots November 9, 2010 Critical Thinking At the beginning, let’s take a quick look about these social networks. What does “social network really means? An article from the Nursing Center Magazine gave a great definition for it ,“Social networking allows individuals to construct a public or semipublic profile within a bounded system, identify a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system” (Woods, 2). However, there are a lot of example of it such as Facebook, which is the place where you can use your homepage to tell people about your work, school, recreational activities, interests, favorite TV shows, music, and books. You can upload photos and videos, and you and your friends can leave messages for each other (Woods, 4). Students and social networking: (Faisal) It seems that students are the majority of those who use social networks and they are enjoying every moment they spent setting in front of their computers and browsing their friends’ albums, making funny comments on them, sharing an interesting link, and having fun watching a funny videos
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The Six Idiots November 9, 2010 Critical Thinking that have been posted by their friends. Yet, Social networks in general has many hazardous effects and some of them aren’t obvious for the public such as, wasting the school network’s bandwidth, changing in the sense of privacy in the students’ mind, and finally, a significant changing in the word “friend” by the time. A study has been done on a school that allows access to Facebook indicates that last fall, for the first time, a number of young 4th grade students has reported that they have a Facebook account and based on that, 60% to 70% of 7th grade students have Facebook accounts; similarly, a much higher percent is found in 8th grade students (Doug and Marge, 4). As a
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course ESL 100 taught by Professor Esl during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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