Disadvantages of social networking

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D i s a d v a n t a g e s O f i n g

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Some social networking sites-

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What are social networking sites ? . Social  networking site is the phrase used to describe any  Web site  that enables users to create public profiles within that Web site and form relationships with other users of the same Web site who access their profile. Social networking sites can be used to describe community-based Web sites, online discussions forums, chat rooms and other social spaces online.

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1995 – YAHOO 1998 – GOOGLE 2002 – LINKED IN 2004 - FACEBOOK 2006 – TWITTER Some SNS Sites with Establishment year:


Facebook Founded: 2004 No. of users: 600 million Revenue: US$800 million Alexa Rank: 1 KEY PLAYER

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YAHOO Founded in March 1994 by Jerry Yang, David Filo Key people Maynard Webb(Chairman) Marissa Mayer(CEO) Revenue US$04.98 billion (2012) Employees 11,500 (2013) KEY PLAYER

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GOOGLE Founded in Menlo Park, California on September 4, 1998 by Larry Page, Sergey Brin Headquarters Googleplex, Mountain View, California, U.S. Revenue US$ 50.18 billion (2012 ) Website -google.com KEY PLAYER


Twitter Founded -March 21, 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams, Biz Stone. Revenue -US$140 million (2010) Employees - 900+ (2012) Alexa rank -10 (November 2013) No. of Users - 200 million KEY PLAYER-


LinkedIn Founded: 2002 No. of users: 100+ million Revenue: US $161.4 million (Jan. – Sep. 2010) Alexa Rank: 18 KEY PLAYER

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1. Addiction

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Addiction is the continued repetition of a behavior despite adverse consequences,or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors . Addictions can include computer addiction and gambling. Classic hallmarks of addiction include impaired control over substances. Physiological dependence occurs when the body has to adjust to the substance by incorporating the substance into its 'normal' functioning.

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2. Online

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Online distinctions have been generalized from computing into the field of human interpersonal relationships that disturbs the mind of the person. The distinction between what is considered online and what is considered offline has become a subject of study in the field of sociology. The distinction between online is conventionally seen as distinction between computer - meditated communication and face – to – face communication (e.g.’ face time).

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3. Creating False Profiles

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There are millions of profiles on the Facebook. Naturally a lot of evil characters exist, who create the fake profiles to achieve their goals. Those fake profile holders attack innocent people by use of social tactics. It's no secret cops use social media to monitor the public , but it might surprise you that they create fake Facebook profiles to nab criminals - in direct violation of the website's terms of service . The Justice Department published a social media guide for law enforcement officials this year that explicitly says officers create fake profiles even though Facebook officially bans the practice.

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Social-Networks: Some interesting and real facts about fake profiles - It's increasingly common for people on facebook to play Zynga games. These games always push you to invite others to join you in order to progress in the game. Many people create fake accounts to play these games so they won't be spamming their real friends with game status messages . Thus creation of fake accounts is becoming increasingly popular on all of the social media.

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Fake profile and ID! Fake profile is one of the biggest disadvantage of Facebook. Now it is easier to create fake profile with a stolen picture. People often use fake profile to insult or harass someone they don't like. Teen girls are more vulnerable to these activities. There are news found that many girls are mentally depressed or committed suicide after being harassed in Facebook. There are plenty of groups and Fan pages out there which are being created to abuse or violate other religion , personalities , nation etc. This kind of racist disgusting activities is not acceptable in a global site like Facebook. Facebook administrator should take necessary steps against all of these abusing groups & pages.

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Facebook chat doesn't work properly. User often face trouble while chatting in Facebook. News also found that one mother killed her child because it was crying in hunger while she was browsing Facebook, and a husband killed her wife because she changed her relationship status. These acts are rare but could happen in extreme cases.

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Rapist's girlfriend who set up fake Facebook accounts pretending to be his victims and making bogus confessions that they LIED. Ceri Shipman of 25 years wrote false confessions from the victims to herself. Rape victims were arrested after she handed her 'evidence' to police. One messages said: 'Maybe I did make up the rape, but he broke my heart’. Jason Savage of 29 years was jailed for nine years for three rapes and two counts of causing grievous bodily harm. Applause in Hull Crown Court as Shipman is jailed for two and a half years. C ase Study1:-

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Ceri Shipman

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Two Sisters from India Lure Facebook User To His Death. Two sisters from Bangalore, India allegedly lured a budding engineer – Tushar Kumar – to his death in a kidnapping and ransom plot gone terribly wrong. According to a report on DNAindia.com, the perps – sisters Shivaniand Preeti (using fake names Poorvi and Varsha respectively) got the victim's phone number from his Facebook Page and then called him, falsely claiming to have gotten his contact number from the other popular social network in India – Orkut. One of the sisters then expressed an interest to be "friends" with Tushar and offered to meet him and "chill out". After the unsuspecting victim and his friend arrived. Case Study2:-

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4. Chances of viruses on your child –

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Social networks spread social diseases, whether of the biological or the computer kind. When your child's computer catches a social disease, like the Koobface virus that was running rampant on Facebook, it's more than embarrassing it's dangerous. The social network virus will first try to infect all of your child's network friends. Then it installs a bit of software that can watch what your child searches for on the Internet's search engines and hijacks the child's browser. Now know about Rakshit Tandon.

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Rakshit Tandon   Conusltan t - Internet and Mobile Association of India Main Resource Speaker for Safe Surfing Campaign Promoted by NIXI ( National Internet Exchange of India) Addressed more than 1000 schools in 59 cities and 14 states of the nation. Advisor- Cyber Complaint Redressal Cell, Uttar Pradesh Police, Agra. . Rakshit Tandon

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Rakshit Tandon told one very important thing to the world: VIRTUAL WORLD: IT’S NOT A GAME, IT’S YOUR LIFE STAY SAFE!

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5. Time Waste

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Do you remember what Rakshit Tandon told to the World or you want to know again. Spending your time by social networking behind a keyboard instead of truly socially interacting with people is a huge waste of time. It could also create the environment for some mental disorders down the road. You also deprive yourself the ability to really see the world and people as they are instead of how they wish. Balancing this as with everything in life is the key. Science Daily reported that time spent on the Internet was associated with later declines in within house family communication and a decrease in the number of friends.

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6 . Cyber - Bulling Cyber Bulling consists of a virtual online environment in which obscense and intense verbal or visual abuse takes place.

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Europe has 41.7 m users of social networking sites. Example over 90% of young people aged 5–16 have a computer at home and a mobile phone. Out of 90 people surveyed 97.8 % have Facebook. Also 92.3% of people have witnessed Cyber-Bullying occur. Statistics Primary Research

How do you Cyber-Bully:

Personal Intimidation Sending. Threatening messages. Impersonation. Exclusion. Personal humiliation. How do you Cyber-Bully

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They Feel sad. They become depressed . They become lonely . They want to suicide. Bullied victims feel - A boy depressed because of being Cyber-Bullied:

Case Study 1: Phoebe Prince:

Case Study 1: Phoebe Prince

Case Study 2: Georgia Varley:

Case Study 2: Georgia Varley

Effects of Social Networking on Education :

Effects of Social Networking on Education   Knowledge Collaboration Individuals now have the ability to collaborate and develop without worrying about physical boundaries of time or space. Sites’ allows individuals to upload self-produced modules of information, and allows the public to access these modules so they never study and just do social networking.

Subjective and False Knowledge:

Students may find it a challenge to decipher what information on social networking sites is legitimate. Students may believe that because it is on the Internet, it is valid. Subjective and False Knowledge

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The article, “Social Networking’s Good and Bad Impact on Kids” briefly highlights some of the research about social networking’s effects on young people both, positive and negative. It concludes by encouraging parents to engage with their children in order to shape how they use social media. The author seems to say that parents cannot control their child’s access, so they might as well try to be positive and pro-active. Let’s take a look ….

BAD Facts :

BAD Facts Teens who use Facebook more often show more narcissistic tendencies. Young adults who have a strong Facebook presence show more signs of other psychological disorders, including antisocial behaviours, mania and aggressive tendencies.

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One more BAD Fact Daily overuse of media and technology has a negative effect on the health of all children, preteens and teenagers by making them more prone to anxiety, depression, and other psychological disorders.

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Another BAD Fact Facebook can be distracting and can negatively impact learning. Studies found that middle school, high school and college students who checked Facebook at least once during a 15-minute study period achieved lower grades.

Types of Services:

Types of Services Networking Facebook, Google+, Linked In , Twitter. Content Sharing Pinterest, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Drive. Location-based Services f oursquare, Google Latitude, Facebook, Gowalla.

Types of Protection:

Types of Protection Security Prevention of malicious action to systems, info. Safety Prevention from physical or mental harm. Privacy Prevention of exposing sensitive or private info.

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Cons – It should not become an addiction also it can become a mode of communication for the spread of terrorism, its waste of time, also there are “n” numbers of cyber crimes. AGE GROUP 16-26

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Cons – There is no privacy in SNS so most people do not prefer as it is open to all, hacking is very common . AGE GROUP 26-40

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Cons – Its of no use as most of them don’t know the use of internet, most of the corporate persons have the fear of getting their confidential issues regarding their organization to be leaked. AGE GROUP 40 & Above


Thus we conclude that as everything has its pros and cons,similarly SNS has its own advantages and disadvantages. But practically thinking, it’s a necessity for todays fast world. Also for youngsters, it has become one of the basic necessity like food, clothing, shelter etc. CONCLUSION

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Thank you Made by:- Ashwin Agarwal Of c lass VI I ‘A’ R oll N o:-1824 Prithviraj House

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