Just the other day I was surfing the net and was thinking how much the importance of social networking has increased. That made me wonder there is always plus and minus points of things and I set down to write.
Online social networking is big part of world wide web where it brings every kind of social group together in one place and letting them interact Everything about it lies on the advantages and disadvantages of social networking, and what it can do for you.
Lets list out its pros or advantages.
It is cheaper to use online social networking for both personal and business use because most of it is usually free. While personal use is very simple for anyone, the business side one can find potential customers and target markets adding a boost to their business.
For blogs and websites this is best and easiest way to promote and learn.
The best reason to join any social networking site is that it lets you make connections with other people. You can use social networking sites to find good friends and socialize. If the social network is popular and good, you may be able to track down old friends and acquaintances and renew long-lost friendships.Personally I had seen this and I made new friends as well as got connected to old ones through this.
Many social networking sites have lots of applications in form of games.quizzes,reviews etc. In facebook farmville is very popular along with other games.
The biggest social networking drawback is that it makes identity theft easier. In order to create a profile on a social networking site, you have to share some information about yourself, like name, age,location,gender and many other details and while some social sites allow some information to be hidden but its always a risk of giving out too many details about yourself. At times using this information which is willingly or unwillingly given there have been cases of stalking ,scams and many more.
Another thing is many scammers trick people into downloading malicious programmes on their computers. It gets very addictive to lots of people as they tend to stay online all the time and keep adding everyone then it gets overwhelming whose message to read and whose to skip. It becomes hard to keep track. I had myself quit farmville because of addiction.
For me personally, it has worked wonderfully well and I got to learn a lot of things. Just a advice from my side for all the new internet and social network addicts.Take it easy and stay safe and enjoy.
So, my friends, what is your take on this? Do share your views.