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1. Introductory paragraph

1.1. The article entitled 'What are the pros and cons of social networking sites? ' by Strickland, J. reports on the advantages and disadvantages of social networking sites.

1.2. Social networking sites let users make connections with other people.

1.3. Social networking sites can help people with their careers.

1.4. Social networking sites help people to organise an event and invite friends easily.

1.5. Social networking sites can be used to promote an artiste's or actor's work.

1.6. Social networking sites give people the chance to interact with the artistes they admire.

1.7. Several social networking sites play a role as application platforms.

1.8. Social networking may even get a person out of jail.

1.9. Unfortunately, social networking makes identity theft easier.

1.10. Another drawback is that scammers utilise social networking sites to trick people into downloading malicious software (malware).

1.11. Social networking can be both overwhelming and addictive at the same time also.

2. Body paragraph 1

2.1. Social networking sites let users make connections with other people.

2.2. We agree the statement because social networking sites allow people to share their daily lives via online.

2.3. This is because people nowadays can access to Internet everywhere using electronic gadgets.

2.4. For instance, we can share our photos, thoughts, experiences, and so forth with others by using social networking sites.

2.5. As a result, this actually helps us to maintain connections with other people.

2.6. Ayres (2012) reports that '37.4 million UK adults use Facebook regularly, Twitter has 100 million active users worldwide and an estimated 15.5 million in the UK'.

3. Body paragraph 3

3.1. We do not see eye to eye that social networking sites can be used to promote an artiste's or actor's work.

3.2. It cannot be denied that some accounts on the social networking sites are fake.

3.3. People would take advantage of the social networking sites to cheat fans in order to make money from them.

3.4. Furthermore, people would also publish unreal statements on behalf of an artiste or actor using fake accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

3.5. Actor Tanmay Mohanty alias Babusan denied that he had sought donation of Rs 50,000 from Bandita Bag for the treatment of his father as he doesn't have any account on any social networking site in The Telegraph (17 July 2017).

3.6. Gizauskas (2015) reports that Derek Luke who does not use Instagram blasted his Instagram followers for criticising his mixed race marriage.

4. Conclusion

4.1. In a nutshell, we agree with one voice that social networking sites let users make connections with other people and social networking can be both overwhelming and addictive at the same time.

4.2. On the other hand, we disagree that social networking sites can be used to promote an artiste's or actor's work.

4.3. It goes without saying that social networking sites bring both pros and cons.

4.4. Therefore, we should bear in mind to use social networking sites wisely.

4.5. This is because it is an open secret that social networking sites benefit us in many other ways if we use it wisely.

4.6. For example, people can utilise these platforms to promote and sell their products online.

4.7. Also, social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and so on come in handy to get updated news and informations.

4.8. Moreau (2018) reports that if people want to know what is going on in the world, all they need to do is access to the social networking sites.

4.9. Moreau (2018) also reports that business owners can interact with their current customers, sell their products and expand their market using social networking sites.

5. References

5.1. Cohen, D., 2017. 'How Much Time Will the Average Person Spend on Social Media During Their Life? (Infographic)'. Viewed on 18th of April, 2018. <http://www.adweek.com/digital/mediakix-time-spent-social-media-infographic/ >

5.2. Ayres, S., 2012. 'World Social Work Day: how social media helps make connections'. Viewed on 18th of July, 2018. <https://amp.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2012/mar/20/world-social-work-day-social-media >

5.3. Khosla, V., 2016. 'Social media affecting workplace productivity: Report'. Viewed on 18th of April, 2018. <https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/social-media-affecting-workplace-productivity-report/articleshow/54915706.cms >

5.4. Gizauskas, R., 2015. 'Meet the People Pretending to Be Celebrities on Social Media'. Viewed on 26th of April, 2018. <https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/ae5m7z/meet-the-people-pretending-to-be-celebrities-on-social-media >

5.5. Moreau, E., 2018. 'The Pros and Cons of Social Networking'. Viewed on 26th of April, 2018. <https://www.lifewire.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-social-networking-3486020 >

6. Body paragraph 2

6.1. We agree that social networking can be both overwhelming and addictive at the same time.

6.2. In this day and age, many people fond of surfing social networking sites anytime and many of them are addicted.

6.3. Employees who are addicted to social networking sites do not complete their tasks on time. This causes them to have poor performance on their jobs.

6.4. On the other hand, students who are addicted to social networking sites like Facebook neglect their studies.

6.5. As such, many social networking users do not concentrate on the things that are prior but they always spend time on social networking sites. This leads them to have uncertain future.

6.6. Cohen (2017) reports that people in average spend 5 years and 4 months on social networking sites in a lifetime.

6.7. Khosla (2016) reports that 'according to TeamLease World of Work Report, an average of 2.35 hours is spent accessing social media at work every day and 13 per cent of the total productivity is lost owing to the social media indulgence alone'.

6.8. European research states that social networking sites like Snapchat, Facebook or Instagram affects academic performance minimally in The Star Online (22 February 2018)