Social networking has became a new obsession amongst many people, and is affecting everyone around it. It is obvious that during the last few years social networking has changed the way people are able to connect through out the world. While it does have some positive affects there are also a few negatives. People constantly use sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, to connect with friends at all times. Users tweet during class, update statuses during work and continue doing so at home. Most users are beginning to spend incredible amount of time on those sites instead of doing something more productive with their time. These social networks also have a great affect on teens. Most of them spend more than half of their day on these sites and do not put enough time into their studies.
To some Facebook and Twitter has truly became a problem. According to Gaudin “48% of those polled say that they update Facebook or Twitter during the night or as soon as they wake up” (1). This means that 19% of people, under the age of twenty-five, update statuses on Facebook or twitter as soon as they wake up during the night. People might not be addicted to Facebook but they do have an uncontrolled dependence to it. They want to be connected to their friends at all times and therefore have to check or update statuses as much as they can.
While social networking has some down sides there are also positive uses for it. Some people use these sites in different ways to connect with others. On Facebook you can send invitations for birthday parties, gatherings or meetings to selected groups of people. It is a faster and easier way to keep track of your calendar. These sites are also a great way of keep in contact with friends or family all around the world. There are options on these sites to allow only some users to view different information. For example you could post an album of your kids birthday party for only their grandparents. All you would have to do is change...