Craig, Wilson “Facebook Updates Are Just His Cup Of (yum!) Tea.” Nov. 2009, Web.
10 Sep. 2012 http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/.../2009-11-11-final11_ST_N.htm. This source discusses various Facebook statuses and the new phrase that has been coined, author Wilson Craig stated “Facebook Stalking.” The term that has arisen most recently is “Facebook stalking?” People will admit to checking other people’s profiles regularly saying, Wilson Craig stated, “But I have the website up most of the day now, checking what’s going on in my friends’ lives.” The sad fact about this statement is that most college students would agree to this. Many will attest to having Facebook minimized at the bottom of their screen most times their on the computer. Whether it is walking between classes or simple free time in the dorm, a good majority of it is spent on Facebook looking at other people’s profiles to see what they have been doing throughout the day or past week, thus “Facebook stalking,” arguably the least offensive of any type of stalking.
There are several flaws of Facebook and lack of privacy is among those features receiving negative remarks from users all over the world. Some say that is it easy to hack and access Facebook accounts. Privacy changes are clearly intended to push Facebook users to publicly share even more information than before. The changes will actually reduce the amount of control that users have over some of their personal data.
It has a very great impact if not it will not be able to overcome the popularity of Friendship wherein people are relying and benefitting from the said social site. In comparison with any other social networking sites, Facebook has enhanced more skill. Attaching videos, pictures and documents is one of the protruding attributes of Facebook because this feature helps us adapt to a fast-paced world. The birth of Facebook is in a very right timing because the needs of every people evolved as well. Having been able to receive discounts from restaurants, bars and commercial establishments is also one good factor as to why Facebook incessantly gained its popularity even medical clinics, government and other private sectors post their events to let the people know and avail of their products and services.
I plan to continue using Facebook is one of the largest online social networking sites in the world. People of all ages and countries use Facebook as a way to communicate with each other.
Fleming, Dana L. “Youthful Indiscretions: Should Colleges Protect Social Networking Users
From Themselves And Others?” 2008: 85-88. Web. 04 Sept. 2012 http://www.cwu.edu/.../Ch%2017%20ENG%20100T%20Coursepack.doc
This source discusses college’s ability to check their students Facebook accounts, and prosecute for anything that is against the school code. It brings up the question of whether or not this is ethical for a school to check the privacy of their students. The author Dana L. Fleming stated. “This brings up the questions, how are potential employers and colleges able to view your profile page so closely.” The average person cannot, so are they doing some form of hacking? If so, why are we being punished negatively for their questionable actions? A student who went to the University of Chicago was not chosen for a summer internship because he had written “that his interests included ‘smoking blunts’ (cigars stuffed with marijuana), shooting people, and obsessive sex” (Fleming 86). Obviously, these remarks should never been posted and were most likely a joke, but how did the employer and the university have access to this page. Another incidence such as that one include, “in May 2005, two swimmers at Louisiana State University lost athletic scholarships for making disparaging comments about their coach on Facebook”(Fleming 86). Students should be allowed to state their own opinions.
There are many who are opposed to the idea that