Critical Review of the Pros and Cons of Social Networking Sites

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1. Introductory paragraph

1.1. The article entitled 'What are the Pros and Cons of Social Networking Sites?' written by Strickland, J. reports on advantages and disadvantages of social networking sites.

1.2. SNS allows users to make connections with other people.

1.3. SNS enables users to help someone else with their careers.

1.4. SNS make users easy to organize events and invite friends.

1.5. SNS can be used to promote artiste's or actor's work.

1.6. SNS act as application platforms.

1.7. SNS may get a person released from jail.

1.8. SNS make identity theft easier

1.9. Scammers can trick people into downloading malicious software (malware) by using SNS.

1.10. SNS make users feel overwhelmed and get addicted.

2. Body Paragraph 1

2.1. We agree that SNS allow users to make connections with other people.

2.2. SNS is widely used among the worlds' society, ranging from the youngest children to even senior citizens. People can connect to almost everyone as long as the opposite party uses SNS as well. SNS users can also reach out to old friends that have long lost contact and maintain long-distance relationships.

2.3. A pair of long-lost twin sisters from different countries, France and America, found each other through Facebook. (Alvarez, 2013)

3. Body Paragraph 3

3.1. We disagree that SNS can get a person out of jail.

3.2. A person sentenced to jail has definitely gone through thorough and fair judgement in the court by experienced lawyers and judges. Users of SNS have no rights to determine whether if the person has been found guilty or not. On the contrary, instead of getting a person out of jail, SNS could perhaps even put a person in it.

3.3. According to a case happened in 2011, an Apple employer made a wrong move by posting on Facebook criticizing his own company, Apple. It offended his superiors and led him into jail. (Leach, 2011)

4. Body Paragraph 2

4.1. We agree to the fact that SNS make users feel overwhelmed and get addicted to it.

4.2. SNS users receive tons of notifications every now and then, causing them to check for updates frequently and eventually spend most of their time on social media. As a result, they neglect their actual responsibilities such as jobs for adults and home works for students.

4.3. 'As estimated 350 million social media users suffer from Facebook addiction syndrome.' (Gaille, 2017)

5. References

5.1. Leach, A. 2011 Apple was OK to Fire Man for Private Facebook Comments. Viewed on 12th of April 2018. <https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/03/apple_employee_fired/>

5.2. Gaille, B. 2017 29 Social Networking Addiction Statistics. Viewed on 18th April 2018. <https://brandongaille.com/28-social-networking-addiction-statistics/>

5.3. Alvarez, A. 2013 7 Amazing Instances of Social Media Helping Us Connect Offline: Long-Lost Sisters Find Each Other Online. Viewed on 18th April 2018. <https://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/social-media-connecting-people-offline/story?id=19224643>

6. Conclusion

6.1. In a nutshell, we agree that social networking sites connect people around the world and make its users feel overwhelmed and get addicted. On the other hand, it is disagreed that social networking sites can get a person out of jail.

6.2. SNS bring advantages and disadvantages to our lives. We, as the users, need to utilize SNS wisely to make the most benefits out of it.