We all love social networking sites don’t we? Two of the biggest ones are right here in our backyard. We have Twitter which is based out of San Francisco and Facebook which is based out of Palo Alto. The beauty of these social networking sites is the fact that it makes communication and meeting people that much easier. It truly is a small world after all. Do your remember Myspace? Many of you probably still have a profile that you don’t even utilize anymore. What made Facebook so successful to lead to the downfall of Myspace (it does still exist you know). Whatever the reason may be it looks as if Facebook is here to stay.
Facebook, which is probably the biggest social networking site in the world right now allows you to keep in touch with family and friends as well as post pictures, play games and update you current status. Facebook makes it very easy to find people that you have lost contact with or just to keep up with people with whom you don’t speak to often. Twitter and Facebook are great..or are they? There are some negative aspects to these social networking sites as well. They can be very time consuming, hence the reason many companies block access to these websites from their network. What if you don’t want to be found by just anybody? What if you don’t want all of your personal information and pictures floating around in cyberspace for anyone to view? There are a lot of privacy issues that have recently arisen with Facebook, and those issues will continue to arise as Facebook and Twitter continue to grow.
It’s all fun and games until issues of privacy hit closer to home? Such as your current partner or spouse recently becoming friends with an ex-boyfriend (BF) or ex-girlfriend (GF) or an ex-BF/GF always leaving him/her comments on their page. That can piss a lot of people off and cause insecurity and or trust issues. As we all know trust is one of the most important components of a relationship, it is also highly lacking in many relationships. There have been many cases where Facebook has helped cause problems for couples. Does your partner have your password or do they ask your for your password because they want to see what you are spending so much time doing? One may often get upset because every time they look over their partner is busy on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks to modern day technology almost every phone out there now has an application or internet access to Facebook and/or Twitter. Facebook and Twitter can make it extremely easy for people to meet, chat and share info, too easy for some to the point of initiating arguments and fights. It may make you wonder, is your partner creeping? Or another popular question, “How do you know her/him?” Those arguments can get so exhausting that they may lead somebody to deleting their profile. Don’t even trip though. Even by deleting your Facebook profile, Facebook saves all of your information, pictures, etc so when you re-activate your profile you are up and running like you never left. They make it so easy or difficult depending on your perspective.
To Be Continued…