Dangers of social media

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Dangers of social media

  1. 1. Dangers of Social Media<br />Focus on Facebook<br />
  2. 2. What is Social Media?<br />Social media is media for social interaction.<br />YouTube, blogging, Twitter, Facebook, etc. <br />Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US.<br />“Highly Addictive”<br />“Fear of missing out"<br />
  3. 3. Facebook<br />As of July 2011, Facebook has more than 750 million active users.<br />Gives users an opportunity to network online.<br />Allows users to:<br />Find old friend's<br />Give status updates in real time.<br />Upload photos.<br />Chat.<br />Share news and common interests.<br />
  4. 4. Typical Facebook Profile<br />
  5. 5. Criticisms of Facebook<br />Shares information with advertisers .<br />ID theft.<br />Lack of customer support.<br />Damage to users image.<br />
  6. 6. Shares information with advertisers.<br />
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  8. 8. ID theft<br />It is very easy to create a fake user account.<br />
  9. 9. Lack of Customer Support<br />You cannot delete your facebook account.<br />Users have no way to contact Facebook.<br />Facebook Privacy Settings change without informing the user.<br />
  10. 10. Damage to users image<br />Job Hunting<br />Relationships<br />Deceased Users<br />
  11. 11. Summary<br />Facebook is a highly addictive form of social media.<br />Users need to understand any potential hazards.<br />Although no user is immune, dangers can be minimized.<br />

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