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are Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Xanga, deviantART, Tumblr, LiveJournal, Quizilla and Flickr. Networks which had begun as a way of communicating to lost loved ones, friends, and old school buddies, are now an obsession that consumes individuals and leaves them bound to their computers and phones, ignorant to the world around them. In many ways social media is an endangerment to the next generations. Because young adults and children spend most of their days on the web fraternizing they can develop social skills that impair the ability to get to know someone face to face. The ability to anonymously or personally ridicule someone online has made the number of suicides drastically increase. There are more secrets, less confidentiality and intimacy between friends and couples which leads to divorce and a bitter, misunderstood public. As society continues to alternate and the fads ever-changing, many of the media loses its high while others are just starting to peak into the limelight. Although many of the networks can be hazardous, it is not entirely their fault. People still have the ability to say ‘no’ and turn off their devices instead of getting engulfed into the darkness of it all. There are many ways that social media is a good thing, because of what it was created for; messaging a family member in Afghanistan, announcing the arrival or departure of a loved one, reaching out to an old colleague in a time of joy, sorrow, or nostalgia.
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To find a happy medium, websites should look to be more environments friendly. Not for the sake of the trees but for society to have less depression, less suicide, less hatred. There needs to be limits on what you can say and do, in many ways this might outrage the public seeing as the government is already censoring music and theatrical media, but online social networking is a whole different ball game which is rapidly getting out of control (Foulger, 2009). Technology is advancing in computer so much that even the schools are starting small children on computers and putting their class work on the computer. But there are forms that have to be filled out by parents to approve the use. So the schools do have limits to what children are allowed to view while on a computer at school. There are also limits to what some companies allow employees to be allowed to access on their computer during work. Both hold some type of punishment to be able to control the actions of people that can’t follow the rules (Foulger, 2009). Cases Involving Section 230 The government has provided a section 230 for the purpose of websites. There was a court case against yahoo for knowingly profiting from trafficking child pornography. But the courts found that Yahoo was immune even though the website knew the pornography was going on. It was considered to be a third party, which held yahoo not responsible. Congress has tried to make it where the entity is liable for the knowledge of, promotion of, refraining to control, or profiting from illegal activity. In most
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