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Social Networking Sites, Its Merits And Demerits


Posted Date: 06-May-2011  Last Updated:   Category: General    
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Social networking sites have become most popular among the youngsters and it’s made a new revolution during these days in online service. Many people are fond of using these sites and some hate these kinds of sites. This article explains what is all about the social networking sites, its advantages and disadvantages.



In this modern world, social networking sites plays a major role among the youngsters and the population of using these sites grow day by day in a large number. What is there in these sites that attract the people in a large number? Whether it is a revenue system or an educational system. Many people wonder on these types of questions.

Social networking sites

Let us now see what is a social networking site is all about. These types of sites mainly offer an online service in which the people can share their views, opinions and other stuffs. Many off these sites contain the messaging facility, which is the main factor that attracts the people towards it. These sites are web based and requires an Internet connection to chat with other around the world.

List of social networking sites

Let us now see some of the social networking sites that are popular in this current scenario.
  • Blogster
  • classmates
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • hi5
  • Linked In
  • My space
  • Orkut
  • Twitter

    These sites generally attract the people by offering various services like
  • Chatting
  • Gaming
  • Instant Messaging
  • Photo sharing
  • Current events
  • Chain of friends
  • Videos
  • connected to lot of people easily

    In the same time, there are lots of security issues faced by them while updating their personal information on these sites. It is advisable not to update the personal information on these sites, as these sites are more hacked by the hackers and sometimes can be dangerous to your life.

    Advantages

    Let's now see the advantages of using these kinds of sites:
  • You can find your class / batch mates
  • Some sites provides you opportunity to find some decent income
  • You can also update your job or business in these sites as promotion
  • Helps to develop your knowledge
  • Can join many communities and keep your knowledge on that update-to-date
  • Lots of fun stuff like video, photo sharing and other fun stuffs

    Disadvantages

    Let's now see the disadvantages of using these sites:
  • People should take care of their information
  • Concerned about the security
  • More chances of hacking your data and information
  • Be careful while adding people or joining in any community
  • Your photos can be easily downloaded and can be used for unwanted purpose.
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