Do You Ever Just Get On A Social Network? Essay

1241 Words Jul 24th, 2015 null Page
Do you ever just get on a social network and post about how you are doing or where you are at and what you are doing that day? Many of us are guilty of this, but very few to none think about any of the consequences. Whatever the reason may be for one to have a social network, my research shows we need to pay closer attention to what we post; we have no control over who can really see our profiles. Everyone needs to understand the good and the bad consequences of having social networks. Weigh out the pros and the cons before signing up for that next popular social site. Today I will speak about how “private” social networks are. I will start off by talking about who has access to your profile, whether or not it will affect your future, or even endanger you.
The internet tells all secrets, nothing is safe once it is out there. I once thought that as long as I had my settings however I wanted them that I would not have to worry about anyone seeing anything I did not want them to see. You know when you sign up you have to accept the terms and conditions? Well, that is where they get us with that long document that is filled with very fine print. To be honest, I have never even tried to read one of the terms and conditions that I have accepted, and I know I am not the only one either. Jacqui Cheng’s article that was posted on Ars Technica’s website on September 24, 2009 says, “Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Digg, and LiveJournal (among others) are all guilty of "leaking"…

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