The online voice of cambridge campus students
 
by Cody Carlson



Is it true that Facebook brings everybody together? Or, is it true that it does the exact opposite? Facebook has over 500 million users; 50% of those active users go on Facebook every single day. According to the press room page, 700 million minutes are used every month. Now think about that. Facebookers use 700 million minutes per month!!! Did you know that there are 525,600 minutes in a year?? To be honest, that’s a tad overboard. I probably go on Facebook for about and hour a day. People talk about coming closer together via Facebook but in reality you begin to realize no one really does.



Everybody that I know usually has a Facebook account. The reason why I think it’s a pseudo social thing is because it drives some people away from others. I’ve heard good stories about social networking, I’ve heard bad stuff about social networking.



Remember when you were little and your Mom and Dad would be like, "Now, now honey, don’t talk to ‘strangers.’" That has completely changed now. Kids are getting accounts and talking to people a lot older then them. It’s kind of creepy. This is a message to all you parents, or people with younger brothers or sisters. Please pay attention to what your kids are doing on social networks. You think this world is scary; wait till you enter the cyber world.



A lot of people meet through social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace. A friend of mine met this girl on Myspace and they were planning to commit a double suicide. He went through with it; but the girl didn’t. You would at least think the creator of Myspace would have been monitoring the suspicious activity.



The point that I am trying to make is that it is so easy to join, but its effects last a lifetime.

 


Comments

08/28/2012 22:30

So nicely written i agree with your issue regarding social networking driving people away from one another.I am feeling good to post this comment here, this is such a enjoyable moment and I want to visit this website again.

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