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Blogs that target individual must be monitored at a closer and faster rate. Social networking has become the doorway to many deviant acts and it has opened numerous opportunities. For this reason, social networking sites must be tightly regulated of the safety of its users to prevent future incidents similar to David Knight’s or Audrie Pott’s. Sexting is another outcome due to technology advances and social networking sites. It “refers to the sharing of sexually explicit photos and/or videos by cell phone or online” (Parks Par 30). Though a teenager might have sent it specifically to someone through texting or private message on social networking site, the picture can be forward to many people in a matter of
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seconds. Whether it is a peer pressure or to get popular among friends, “over one-fourth [teenagers] said that they had engaged in some form of sexting” (Parks Par 30). Sexting is very dangerous because it can effectively change a person’s life. The act of sexting can cause self- esteem problems, moving locations, self-harming if the picture spread through. Like bullying, the result can be as serious as embarrassment to the point of suicide. Sexting is one aspect of social networking that cannot be ignored; it can dramatically alter a person’s life and is a great detriment to society. Figure 1 is by Mike Keefe called “Social Networking, Then and Now”, the author illustrates the negative impacts of social networking on family interaction time through the manipulation of colors and comparison and contrast. Mike Keefe effectively uses the manipulation of colors, comparison and contrast to convey the message of the negative consequences of social networking on family interaction time. Keefe presented two frames to compare and contrast social networking through the visual. One frame shows two families in Paleolithic age where the father of the families is telling the
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children stories with the fire in the middle. The fire is the symbolization of the connection between the people in the picture. In addition, the fire is shown as getting bigger, which the result of conversation is growing amongst the family members. On the other hand, the second frame illustrates both families showing their backs to each other and each of them has their own technological device. However, when analyzing the second frame, the fire between the families seems to be extinguished. The comparison between the two frames is very apparent. The families in the second frame seem to be missing out on each other’s lives by being on their electronic devices. Ultimately, the fire is an indicator of the amount of interpersonal communication in which the families participate. Social networking is a wonderful invention, but it reduces the amount of interpersonal communications humans participate in. According to the article “Social networking sites and the effects on family interaction by John Moore, the argument is
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