Social Networking Sites:
Social networking sites are beneficial to the world in many ways. Although they seem to have a dark side the positives outweigh the negatives in almost every situation. Children, adolescents, parents, teachers, celebrities, businesses, etc. all use them, so there must be some positives about the sites, why else would we continue to use them? There are many uses for social networking sites such as contacting other people, promoting businesses, games, instant messaging, and video chatting are all things that come along with social networking sites today, they are all good things that are part of owning an account on Facebook, Myyearbook, Myspace, Tumblr, and other social networking sites.
Contacting people is an excellent reason to have a Facebook, Myspace, Myyearbook, etc. After a busy day there’s nothing anyone looks forward to more than relaxing or hanging out with friends but sometimes you just don’t have the energy or ambition to go anywhere. So most people go home and use social networking sites, This gives them a way to relax and have fun. They can IM and video chat with friends or they can sit back and play a game. Social networking sites are also useful to stay in touch with old high school or college friends, business associates, family, or spouses. It also gives the world a way to communicate with other people all over the world free or to make new friends that could last a lifetime. I use it, my family and friends use it, my teachers and peers use it and pretty much the rest of the world use social networking sites as a way to stay in touch, so ask yourself, what is the harm in having a Facebook, Myspace, Myyearbook, etc.? Promoting businesses is easy with social networking sites. It’s an efficient and useful way to make yourself known, especially if you are just starting a business because there
are ads plastered all over social networking sites and when typing in the search bar (found on most sites)
when you type certain words similar groups and pages that start with the same letter or have a similar title pop up and if you are interested you can usually view the page, unless it is private or blocked. Business are always looking for new ways to advertise, why not make a like page or fan page on Facebook? Millions of people are on Facebook, Myyearbook, Myspace, etc. everyday, they are bound to see your pages. Who knows, it could turn into a way to apply for jobs one day, by video chatting and messaging your application/s over. Businesses could use it as a way to make themselves more widely known. This is why social networking sites can come in handy for businesses.
Even if you aren’t interested in having a social networking site for meeting people or putting yourself out there, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one. Maybe you’re just into playing games that are on the sites. Playing games is an easy option on social networking sites and you don’t have to worry about the hassle of being bothered by anyone. You can make yourself your own private account and ignore every friend request that comes your way. Social networking sites aren’t just about adding everyone in site and being friends for life. Having a profile on the sites is a great way to enjoy all the fun of playing games and forget about the other people out there.
Instant messaging is a great way to keep in touch with anyone you know. Sometimes it can be harmful if you talk to the wrong people, but there are always positives to it. Talking on the phone has become a past time and texting and instant messaging are the fads of the century. Where people spend a lot of their time on social networking sites to begin with, they figure instant messaging is easier than going to grab a telephone because you’re already there. Plus, since most social networking sites are free so is the instant messaging. This is why over half the world uses social networking sites.
Not only can you IM people but recently sites have put up a video chatting app that allows people to video chat with any of their friends. This has become useful to a lot of people, because people have always had to turn to MSN, Skype, etc to video chat with other people now all you have to do is use your everyday Facebook, Myyearbook, etc. account instead of signing up for a whole other account.
So, next time you think about the negatives of social networking sites think about the positives and what they could do for you. Over half of the world uses social networking sites. Why shouldn’t you?