Social Networks : A Bad Impact On People Essay

1222 Words Sep 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Social Networks: A Bad Impact on People Have you ever logged onto Facebook to find a family or friend has passed away before you could get a simple phone call? Unfortunately I have and this is the means of communication through social networks in the world today. Social networks are online sites used by people all over the world that bring people together to communicate, share their ideas and interests, expanding businesses, locating old friends or making new ones. Sadly, social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Instagram and Twitter are taking the world by storm and taking the place of traditional communication. Social networks have advantages, disadvantages, and it is felt that the negative impacts outweigh the positive on people. One of the most popular social networking sites such as Facebook allows you to post messages, upload photos of yourself, friends, and family on to your own personal page. It will even allow you to post your exact location, where you are posting from or what place you are visiting. How safe can this be? The information can be viewed by friends, family, friends of friends, and some complete strangers. I feel that when you posts all of this personal information for others to see, you are asking for trouble. Of course, if you are knowledgeable on how to set your security settings, this will hopefully put a limit on what can be viewed by others. But with such computer whizzes and hackers today, they can figure out how to get into your security…

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