Social Media And The Media Essay

790 Words Sep 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
Social Media Paper
Adam Maillho
September 21, 2015
Professor Allyson Wells

Social Media With the increase use of social media, millions of people are connected through sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. These sites connect individuals in a personal and professional capacity. But questions are being raised as to the content which people are posting on their social media sites. Celebrities are often being criticized for their content on social media. But even more concerning is the information being posted by business professionals and public servants. With information being so easily available, and often permanent, there are certainly advantages and disadvantages. Little information on social media is hidden or secreted from everyone. Understanding the dangers of social media is very important to ensure the material you post is appropriate. Unfortunately, another concern of social media use is information being taken out of context. But with due care to the sensitivity of the internet, social media can be a great tool, both professionally and personally. One of the biggest advantages of social media is the availability of information to the public. Unless certain steps are taken to privatize every aspect of one’s social media use, much of the information can easily be found with the use of the applications themselves. A simple name search on Facebook can lead a user to another user’s page. From there, they are able to view…

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