Essay about Social Media Has Made Its Way Into Today 's Society

906 Words Apr 1st, 2015 4 Pages
Most things have downsides and upsides, risks and opportunities. Social media has made its way into today 's

society and is a big part of most peoples lives. This presents issues and exciting discoveries but also

shows that there are many risks and opportunities in the world of social media. These risks and

opportunities affect security and privacy, current events and politics, social research, and self-esteem,

habits and interests.

A main issue in today’s society is privacy and security because in social media information such as names,

addresses and phone numbers are on the internet for the world to access. Social media is a rapidly growing

online medium with millions of users online every day across the world. The distribution information is

what makes social media what it is, a place for the public to share information with each other from

anywhere in the world, all around the world creating a pool of diverse groups, ideas and views (Ibrahim,

2008). This holds many opportunities for social network users because they have a place to connect and

share large amounts of information with the public instantly. Recently users have been worrying about their

security and privacy since Facebook accidentally published its source code due to a bug. Issues about risk

have risen about how easy it is for hackers and other various groups to fetch personal user data without

the users or the sites knowledge. Which could endanger the user making them vulnerable…

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