Advantages Of Perils Of Social Networking

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Perils of Social Networking
Most people in the US use some form of social networking site, in fact about 74% of adults use a social network site. (Social Networking fact sheet, n.d.). Some people use the site for keeping in touch with loved ones, friends, or some may use it for business purposes. No matter what people use social networks for, it comes with a lot of risks. Even though it helps people stay in touch with one another, one must be mindful of the information that they are putting out there on social networks. It is not always safe to post everything about yourself or the plans that you have, this makes you very vulnerable to a number of things.
The more information you provide on a social network the more vulnerable you will
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One advantage of using social networks is that you can always meet online and chat. Sometimes this works better than having to get in your car and drive somewhere to meet someone, especially after a long day at work. You can set up a time that works for everyone without the travel time. Another advantage is that social networks are a great way for families to stay in touch with one another. This is especially useful for the military when loved ones are in a deployed location, sometimes this is the only means for them to see what is happening with their loved ones. Social networking allows professionals to find clients, by expanding their contact information and the amount of people they are able to contact (Jackson, …show more content…
These sites also allow people to create group profiles for people to share information with each other (Online Social Networking, n.d.). For instance, my husband and I own a German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) dog and he is on the GSP Facebook page. This page is for people that own this type of dog and they can share photos, stories, and even ask questions. This is a great example of how social networks can link people with common interests from all over. There is some good things about social networking that goes with all the bad things. There are some things that you can do to make sure you only experience the good things about social

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