While social networking has its advantages, it is also important to note that, there are drawbacks related to the use of social media platforms. This is because, social networking involves sharing of information between two or more people, and in some occasions, the information shared can reach wrong hands. This in essence, creates problems concerning privacy issues since users may want some of the information they share through the social media to remain private. In this regard, a leading social media site like Facebook is embattling problems related to privacy issues for its users. This paper examines privacy issues as one of the drawbacks for Facebook considered the leading social media platform globally.Prior to the advent of digital communications, sharing of information between persons or institutions in the society was rather cumbersome. This is because in order to interact with other people, this had to be done physically and involved moving from one point to another point. In addition, dissemination of information was slow and mails had to be delivered physically to their destinations. The only means of a quicker communication network in the 19th and early 20th century was through the telephone or telegram. But these communication tools were the preserve of those with higher social standing. The rest of the society was left to rely on one-on-one communication or postal mails. While it was slow to interact with other people or disseminate information in this era, issues related to privacy were not a concern for people.
The paper "Facebook and Privacy Issues" tells that the 20th and 21st century, has witnessed technological advancement in the area of digital communications. This has allowed people across the globe to communicate easily and dissemination of information has improved significantly…
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the social networking website Facebook stated, “Our work to improve privacy continues today” (qtd. in Newman). As students at Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, created the wildly popular social networking website Facebook.
“19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg launched the site as a Harvard sophomore on February 4, 2004” (Carlson). Since then, its popularity has skyrocketed and so have the lawsuits and problems pertaining to various members of society. Facebook in the facade of other businesses as well as its sudden implementation of a new Terms of Service Agreement ensues unethical issues of varying degrees.
Facebook is currently the top ranked social networking site that has surpassed strong competitors in the market due to its innovative features and options. The concept that initiated from the dorms of Harvard University by a student, has managed to attract more than 600 million users in the past 7 years.
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This trend has been more consistently observed with teenagers and young adults than with people of a larger age bracket. The conventional methods of meeting up on a barbecue have gradually given way to surfing cyber chat rooms and social networking websites.
sers of the Facebook website vary from individuals who post profiles with photographs and videos freely to the other end of the spectrum, those who post, but secure their profiles out of fear that their personal information is at risk (Sutherland).
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Social networks operate by providing a wide range of selected ways to their users which make it easier to communicate, share different files, and create different groups with different interests, which are features
As a user, an individual can “converse” with another user privately or with any user publicly. Users post messages or “tweet” on the site and the public responds or “follows” the tweet. A user may also “re-post”