A large number of internet users have joined social networking websites.A social network service is an online service,site that building and reflecting social relations among people. A social network service essentially consists of a representation of each user which known often as a profile,his or her social links and a variety of additional services.
In this modern era,social networking websites have been growing up popular and more popular.This has led to a large number of members.
Having social networking sites have been a must for youths nowadays.This has pros and cons. One of the advantages is when attempting to plan meetings with colleagues or friends, having access to social networking sites expands the available times and places in which meetings can occur. Individuals can meet each other and chat over Facebook, or open a video chat through Google+. Rather than having to travel to specific locations, or try to work times out in which everyone is near a central location, people can plan to meet at times that work for all of their schedules.
Other than that,one can keep in touch with their family members.Keeping in contact with family through the phone or even over email presents a challenge. Instead, social networking sites allow the individual to share their day to day life in a secure but public forum, which family can watch and experience. Facebook, for example, allows people to share events, images, and thoughts in real time, during the course of any day. Family and friends can then experience all the things that someone does, and comment on them. Then, they share in the experience, rather than just being “informed” about them during weekly phone calls.
Next, social networking websites sometimes helps to catch and convict criminals.
People often do not think of the consequences of what they post of these social sites. Pictures of themselves doing illegal things, or even bragging posts about crimes they have committed are all things that law enforcement use to persecute these criminals. They also use these sites to identify and solve existing cases.
On the other hand, a disadvantage of social networking websites is addiction to social network. A survey showed that people under the age of 25 have more chance to addict social networks and two-third of the students who use social media have already shown some addiction. Fifty percent of people between the age of 25 and 35, admitted that they are so attached to social networks that they even use them during office hours. Besides, children can also become attached to social media, if there is no parental guidance.
Involving ourselves actively in social networking websites can make us lose our valuable time .This is straight forward and you all know about this. When you enter into any social networking site, you will be addicted to those communities. So you definitely lose your valuable time. In early days, kids go out and play which help to build their physical activities. But, nowadays most of the kids addicted to social networking sites and they always sit in front of the laptop. So here, they lose their valuable time.
To put in a nutshell, there are always pros and cons of it. As a wise social network user, we are the one who should be rational ,choose only what we need and manage our time consumption.