The dangerous side of Facebook
On the flip side of the advantages of Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, there are growing concerns over the hazards which the social media site has brought in, say some social media watchers.
Undoubtedly, from media’s perspective, Facebook, has brought about a revolution and helped people from remote places to stay connected. But, Facebook could also be the most sought out route for many to misuse social media’s accessibility to the larger audience in a more belligerent manner.
Internet crimes like blackmailing, defamation and misusing a person’s personal information are few drawbacks associated with the use of Facebook.
Facebook users getting excessively involved in the site
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg initially brought up the site to help people in divergence to converge on a single platform. But, survey shows that people get too much involved in social media because of either recreational or professional reasons.
Sarah Young from Charleston, shared her father’s example who became an ardent Facebook user. Young’s father used his account to raise political resentment and wanted his friends’ community to participate in his strings, but these heated conversations started taking a toll on his personal life and he finally ended up closing his Facebook account.
Young said “…it started to seep into his real life personality. He was impossible to talk to, contentious with his friends and family, and would ‘comment’ rather than have meaningful back and forth conversations.”
Users sharing too much personal information on Facebook
Facebooking has managed to encroach upon users’ daily life, opined some experts. It is common for users to share their daily activities on the site. But, sharing too much information on a social media site is something unsafe and unnecessary.
Family information along with picture posting has become the most common affair on site. Social media experts suggest that users should not presume the intentions of other users to be good and honest every time.
Another looming peril which could be foreseen due to invasion of Facebook in many lives is the loss of personal touch in their relations.
Angelo Marino, a college student from South Plainfield says "I’m a strong believer in face-to-face interaction, and my generation is only hurting itself in the long run as far as jobs and relationships … It’s sad that if Facebook was removed from their lives, many would not know what to do. I foresee some real serious problems in the future."