Nowadays, social networking sites are very popular among people all around the world especially teenagers. In fact, social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are names which are quite familiar to anyone of us. Furthermore, many of us make use of these social networking sites to stay in touch with our family and friends. This is because that these sites are cheap, fast and easy to access. However, the parents often feel worry for letting their teens use these social networking sites. In this case, a study I’ve founded stated that these sites have actually bring more benefits than harms to teens.
Advocates of the social networking sites show that these sites have become an essential daily necessity for people who are using them. These sites serve as a great way for people to meet new friends from every part of the world. They are able to create their own profile in these social networking sites and start making new friends. They can find users who have the same interests to them with the help of advanced search tools and that can be the starting point of a great friendship or relationship. Many people meet online and then stabilish a relationship in real life.
However, they need to be extra be careful when they want to meet friends whom they know from social networking sites so that they will not be cheated or lead themselves into dangers. These sites are just convenient and easy. People with low self-esteem may make their friends via social networking sites. When they interact with other people through the internet, it becomes more easier for shy people or those who have low self-esteem since they don’t have to talk with people face to face and the purpose of these sites is to start and participate in online conversations.
These sites can help to develop a positive attitude for people who are shy. These social networking sites also help these people to increase their confident in socialization and hence overcome their low self-esteem and enhance their communication skills. The interaction between them with other people will not be a problem later on since they have already talked and interacted online. Thus, I believe that social networking sites bring more benefits to people. Besides, people can share their thoughts on the social networking sites.
Social networking sites act as a forum where people around the world are able to give their opinions on certain topics that we shared on our profile. For example, the hot topic for this year is the abandoned of helpless babies by irresponsible fathers or mothers. In this case, people can always share their opinions on some certain hot topics by just updating their ‘status’ in their profile. Meanwhile, the secondary students, collegues and universities students may discuss about their homeworks, journal writings and assignments too.
They can gain some new knowledge and get to know other people’s opinion which can help them to write better essays. They can also learn about other countries’ cultures and lifestyles where the informations might be useful in their future. The social networking sites also provide a good way for people to release their pressure. These sites especially Facebook provide entertainments such as mini games or videos and songs applications. The users of Facebook can use these applications to release their daily life pressure.
They can also release their problems by updating their ‘status’ by using Facebook or Twitter. These social networking sites are certainly convenient especially for people who are always busy with their works as they can be access easily via mobile. Therefore, these websites will give people benefits as long as the people are using them in the proper way. Some social networking sites are also acting as good places to find a job for those who are jobless. Most people knows that the best way to find a job is through social networking sites.
Nowadays the big companiese have specialists on human resources that search for profiles in these kind of sites to recruit new collaborators. Therefore, those who are jobless can create a profile and describe their capabilities and publish some of their works on the profile created. This might enhance their chances to be discovered and recruited by a company although it is a matter of luck. In conclusion, I totally agree that social networking sites bring more benefits than harms if we use it correctly.
It is impossible to have events involving child predators and other dangerous individuals using these sites if and only if the parents guide their children to make use of these sites responsibly. Besides, if we want to build our reputation and have more friends we’ll need to participate more in social networking. An old sayings sing that going to the gym and doing a few reps will not make you a body builder. Therefore, people should have involve themselves more in social networking so that they can make fully use of these websites which benefits them a lot.