Social Media

Social Media:

Social Media is a various group of Internet sites that allow one or more persons to connect (FYI this is my definition of what social media is) what the Internet says is 
forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos) 

Now that we’ve got the idea of what social media is we can list some social media sites 

Twitter
Facebook
Google+
MySpace
Xanga 
Blogger 
WordPress 
Instagram 
Tumblr
& well what ever those crazy teens are using next 

So let’s see how social media has changed… back when I started using it in 2004 I was using MySpace and Xanga then Facebook came out and of course with my boyfriend heading to college we each created an account cause well MySpace was getting blocked by school computers (lame) so that’s how my life with social media began. As the years passed from 2004 to where we are now in 2014 you can see a lot has changed sites have changed some for the better and some for the worst. 

Now let’s talk about the safety of social media. Safety that’s a funny term cause once it’s placed on the Internet it’s not really private anymore now is it…let’s see of you post a picture and you’ve got over 150 friends and your privacy settings are between your friends and friends of friends that’s a whole crap ton of people that have access to it. For if each of those friends have let’s say for fun and ease 150 friends each that’s roughly 22,500 people that have seen your picture, post and or what have you. The  let’s talk about the government… for example the police … they’ve got back walls and fire walls that allow them to see what’s posted on any social media sites even if your privacy setting is set to private I know first hand. 

So for kids who think they’ve got PRIVATE sites you’re wrong… PRIVATE is off the INTERNET. 

Best thing I’ve seen is how Teachers have taken a stand and held posters up with a message requesting people to share this photo to show just how dangerous the internet is and how powerful the users are. You don’t know who’s on the other end of the screen, who is typing to you… and if they are being honest. 


Social Media is a dangerous place since there any MANY SITES that have many new threats… I’m aware that it’s dangerous that’s why I’m skeptical with everything I do and post. 
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