Last updated on: 5/18/2016 9:38:50 AM PST


Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?

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  • +27 +41 -14 Nov. 10, 2015
    "Social networking are good for our society, it allows to talk with new person who are shy and they can have new friends.
    It's good to have opinions on new photos.
    On istagram we can follow true stars but on other social networking like facebook there are fakes user.
    We can see fashion thanks to brands oficial pages like Adidas and Nike.
    For persons who like playing games, on facebook there are lots of games for them.
    So social networking is good for lots of persons with diferent personalities."
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  • +8 +22 -14 Laurine & Morgane Nov. 10, 2015
    "Social networking has had a positive outcome on our society.
    We can meet new people.
    We can find former friends.
    Social networking can help when someone is missing, we search information about the persons and arrest the person.
    When we are bored, we can chat with people, post pictures...
    We can share videos, photos, music with our family and friends.
    But some people say that social networks can be dangerous because we can also meet bad people like pedophiles.
    Moreover, some people may insult and harass people who are handicapped, or not physically perfect.
    And people may become depressed or commit suicide.

    But, if we are careful, social medias can be cool and useful."
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  • +6 +26 -20 anonymous Jun. 3, 2014
    "Yes I think social media sites are good for our society, If used properly. They let us stay in touch with family and friends far away from us. They also help give ideas and information for school/work projects. Social media sites also help companies because they have the largest source of advertising."
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  • +5 +19 -14 Raven Aug. 16, 2016
    "This is to all the con: heres the funny thing. if you are reading this, YOU ARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA! MODERNIZE!"
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    • 0 0 0 Ariana Apr. 21, 2017
      "That is soo right. I love social media."
    • -1 +1 -2 Liandra London Oct. 12, 2016
      "And even at work you email people that's social media also."
  • +5 +16 -11 Paquita la Del Barri Apr. 30, 2015
    "yes because is one of the bests ways to have communication with somebody and is the best way to have life good way to be involved with each other<3"
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf May. 3, 2015
      "That is very debateable, especially since alot of times, with the "best way to have life", as you put it, it is wrong, since alot of times, we need actual social contact. How can you have a contact with a lie or fantasy? Think about it. I mean, there is no real contact with those things, and on top of that, how do you know the person you are having contact with is actually who they say they are? How do you know the person behind that computer isn't someone who bullied you in real life, and is looking for a new way to do that? You can't be involved with a thought, and many times, the social media is filled with stealing pictures, and lies, and worse, people who find a new way to harass you, pretending to be friends with you. Sure, some do it in real life, but at least in real life, you can call them out on it. Social networking websites aren't a good thing in reality..except if you are a band or singer, it might be a good way to get cheap publicity, but that is all they are really good for, nothing more or less. It's NOT, I repeat, NOT one of the best ways to communicate. Real life is the best way, especially since there, you can have something that online doesn't give you, and that will be ACTUAL contact. Something to think about."
    • -1 0 -1 Potato/KingOfCringe Dec. 14, 2016
      "haha nice :D :^)"
  • +3 +12 -9 Sierra Davenport Jan. 15, 2016
    "If social networking helps catch criminals i don't see why it should be considered bad. Social networking can keep family members connected and help old friends reconnect."
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  • +2 +9 -7 Amiyah Jan. 15, 2016
    "Social networking sites are good because some people use their social medias pages as a business, such as babysitting page or photography,(etc.) Social media may be the only way they can promote their businesses because its FREE! Also its free to contact them and easier to find their page because you can search them more easily the trying to find a real business out in the streets. Social networking is used as a advantage for some people who truly use the social medias for their purpose."
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  • +2 +7 -5 trayvon mack Apr. 7, 2015
    "social networking should be allowed to adults and children because of search of friends like for example what if you dont have a phone or a friends phone number you can search up their name or number to get a hold of them with no problem"
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  • +2 +21 -19 Dil Howlter Mar. 18, 2015
    "TUMBLR NEEDS MENTIONING"
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    • +1 +1 0 PHAN IS REAL Apr. 19, 2017
      "YESSS"
  • +2 +18 -16 Kate Oct. 16, 2014
    "Life should be like a good Tweet - short, pithy, convey a message and inspire others to follow. The more passionate and argumentative I get the more followers and friends I make online"
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  • +2 +9 -7 carlos a. Oct. 3, 2014
    "social media helped track criminals, in 2012 a student who found a suitcase with 10k tweeted "i found a suitcase with hella money" students on valecia high school got arrested the next morning"
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  • +2 +11 -9 annie Sep. 22, 2014
    "Strangely, I say yes to this question although I don't myself have an account on any of those sites ! Actually, I know I would spend so much time on it and I don't need them to find new friends or keep in touch with mine. Having said that, alla the people I know who use Facebook have been quite satisfied with it, and as long as you use it cleverly, and carefully, without expecting too much for it but just as a leisure, I don't see why and how you could be harmed. Teens have to be advised and warned for sure, but then, are we going to forbid everything that could be harmful if ill-used? NO ! Let 's be responsible and FREE !"
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  • +1 +8 -7 Leo Lucas Alison Nov. 17, 2015
    "I think it's good because firstly social media can be positive on the educationnal aspect because it can be used by student students to discuss school work and help each other.
    We can also have connectivity and community possibilities, social media creates nex social connection because it connects people in a much faster and you can keep contact easily with you relatives and friends, and you can also be informed about the world news and last but not least , it can be a good way for people to raise their voice against wrong activities going around"
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    • 0 0 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 25, 2016
      "But you have to remember, ALL of those "communities" you claim that can be made are nothing more than something based on fantasia. Social media can't help you meet those same people in real life. It is like Seung Hui Cho with the imaginary girlfriend the next generation. All those people you claim to be "friends" with, are nothing more than thoughts in your own mind.

      Okay, let's say you meet someone online. It is social media, they can claim to be anyone, even a so-called "internet" celebrity, and you don't know if those particular people are telling you the truth or a bold face lie, after all, it is the internet, so since you can't see the person, the one you claim to be friends with, they can be someone trying to get their kicks by setting up a person for a joke, and not a very funny one. Watch Web of lies on ID, they are full of examples of how social media is being used to deceive people, and create a false world, where they are this and that, when in reality, they were rejected more than the wannabe popular people. Truth of the matter is, most social media is a lie. AS far as raising a voice, what good does it do, if something cannot be changed? Isn't it a waste of time, energy and interest? Food for thought"
  • +1 +6 -5 Nov. 17, 2015
    "i am for certain social network for exemple instargam because we can follow various moment and share picture and videos in direct and real time but i am pro for the tweeter because we can follow the current events of the stars."
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  • +1 +8 -7 Sarah R et Justine V Nov. 13, 2015
    "We are pro because, we can comunicate with friends. To meet new people, it's fabulous. We can share thought, photos. But there are the drawbacks because we can be harassed and many people can look at the social networking and i don't want everybody to see my profile."
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  • +1 +11 -10 Ikramul Russouw Oct. 4, 2015
    "I am a foreigner. Social media is good for me because I can communicate with my foreign friends easily."
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  • +1 +11 -10 Reese M May. 4, 2015
    "Social Media helps people connect with the world. It also helps people keep in touch with each other, on different sides of the world."
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  • +1 +12 -11 Lucy and Alyssa Nov. 21, 2014
    "we are pro but social networking sites are dangerous because there are hackers, pedophiles and we can speak people you don't want anything to do with. Our photos can be published online. Thanks to social netoworking sites the shy persons can talk to others shy persons. We can share photo with our friends. We can communicate with family and friends, we can meet people. We can update our statues. I totally agree with social metworking sites because we can know the news in the world"
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  • +1 +9 -8 Sephora/Marie-Amelie Nov. 14, 2014
    "Yes, we are not against because its pratical to search our old friends. It is sait that Facebook alter children's brains but I don't agree because it depends on the time that we spend on it. Despite all this. Facebook can be dangerous it depends on personal informations that we share on our home because every body can see that. Certain users can be a fake or can be pedophiles and burglars but it's easy to avoid them."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Potato/King of Cring Dec. 14, 2016
    "yes because people with suicide people can help them :^)"
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  • 0 +4 -4 MICHAEL CANNON Nov. 22, 2016
    "Yes why not! This is new era and everything relies on the internet.so, there is the need of a vast and global basis to communicate and be reconganized. Sites like www.likedash.com have been working providing reviews about instagram likes, similarly for other web portals. The excessive use of them may be prohibited, but it can't be neglected completely.it is a useful element to be updated either!"
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  • 0 +10 -10 Jenna May. 15, 2015
    "Social networking sites are bad, but you have to think. In this day and age, everything around us poses a risk. Getting rid of it all isn't always the best solution. Social networking has its pros and cons just like anything else. Instead of focusing on banning it all, why don't we start teaching children to be smart when using sites. There are things we can do to prevent the negative things associated with social media, from happening. Getting rid of social media is foolish considering all of the positive effects it has had on our society. Negative effects have impacted us too, but that goes with just about anything. I just don't believe flat out banning websites is a logical solution. Life is full of risks, that's just how it is and how it always will be."
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    • +1 +2 -1 Le Greek Jun. 1, 2015
      "And not getting rid of it helps much? Maybe that's the case. Maybe we need to help ourselves. But considering that you agree on the topic of negatives, don't you think that the negatives have spread more widely than positives?"
  • -1 +2 -3 Casey Mar. 15, 2017
    "I had to write an essay on this topic and its good because it can help people in the military communicate with their family, it can help people reconnect over years of separation, it promotes communication between friends and family and it can help people learn about political discussions."
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  • -1 +3 -4 Rocky Mar. 1, 2017
    "I am pro because social media can be used by shy people and those shy people will meet people in that situation and they will be friends but if they dont use social media they can be depressed and commite suicide."
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  • -1 +6 -7 TTEM Nov. 28, 2016
    "YES!!! youtube can make a great living for a lot of people! so for me it has done me a little bit of good but it will be a great investment in the near future..."
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 30, 2016
      "Good for you, but it hasn't done that for everybody, because of whatever reason, so I have to wholeheartedly disagree with you on said subject, because for people, many social media sites have been a failure, but it depends on what it is that you are trying to achieve by using it. I doubt it would make a "good" living as you so have graciously stated it, since you tube is mostly or should we say 99.98% free, and gives people a chance to learn some things, or use it as an artistic outlet, but the bottom line is, it won't grant you a decent living. I'm sorry to say, but unless it is used as an outlet, I am sad to say it won't be a good investment, since it isn't a serious podium for money, only for entertainment, and maybe some artistic expression or at the most optimistic, a place to vent out things that either go on in your day, or just to have people make asses out of themselves for potential public humiliation. Good luck to you"
  • -1 +11 -12 socialmediasgood Apr. 6, 2016
    "Social media publicly exposes younger kids to what is going on in the world and provides a deeper depth of education and understanding at a young age."
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    • +1 +1 0 LOVE IT Apr. 8, 2016
      "Best one yet :)"
    • +1 +1 0 socialmediaisgood Apr. 8, 2016
      "This is the best one on here"
    • +1 +1 0 WOW! Apr. 8, 2016
      "Very good point! Definitely recommend reading this one."
  • -1 +10 -11 Epic :) Mar. 3, 2016
    "Social networking sites lets shy people to really show people who they are without having to worry about any judgment being involved"
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  • -1 +4 -5 ryan Mar. 2, 2016
    "It's good in moderation. Facebook has re-connected me with friends that I haven't seen in years, so in that respect it's been great for. But, I feel that social media is contributing to the narcissism of our society."
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  • -1 +5 -6 charleen.eleonore Nov. 13, 2015
    "We are pro facebook. It's good to communicate with friends and follow friends. We think that spreading informations is not dangerous because they can say good words or good news. We can communicate with the rest of world. We can conversations with many persons and post photos on our wall and then people can comment."
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  • -1 +13 -14 sebastian Oct. 3, 2014
    "yes i agree because 59% pf students with access to the internet say that they use social networking to discuss school assignments."
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  • -1 +11 -12 Julia Jun. 6, 2014
    "I believe that social media is actually a good thing. Although I don't have very much myself, if I could have them, I would get it. The con people say it's dangerous to have social media--if you give too much information, you could get stalked or worse. I have a solution to this--don’t give anyone any personal information! It's easy. Just keep things light and if you do date someone, make sure you skype them, so you know they are who they say they are. If you take the right precautions, social media can actually help you."
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  • -1 +8 -9 Nick Jun. 3, 2014
    "Social media does have its downfalls, but it's our responsibility to make it safe for people to use. The people who shouldn't be allowed to be on the social media sites is the owner's responsibility to make sure they aren't on the site. It's also the parents responsibility to keep their children safe, because If the children are distracted on social media, it's the parents job to keep the children on topic and focused."
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  • -2 0 -2 Emma.p Mar. 27, 2017
    "There are many good reason why social networking is good. There should being social networking because one it helps students do better in school. It's shown that over 59% of students access to internet use by social media sites to discuss there education. There are not telling the answers they are discuss there answers. Another good reason to keep social media is it allows everyone to improve on there friendships. Over 70% of adults are using social networking sites to connect with family and friends. This is helpful because if you have a family member that is away you can still be connected. Lastly even senior citizens can feel more connected with everything. In 2010 74 year olds group showed that 4-16% of them felt better and happier when it was done. In the end I think that it's a good idea to keep social networking sites for many reason it help students improve on there education also it allows people to improve on there friendships and help senior citizens feel more connected. And that's just some of the most popular reasons. I think that social networking sites are good. What do you think."
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  • -2 +1 -3 A hacker Mar. 21, 2017
    "Social media is amazing it made people rich kinda like me"
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  • -2 +3 -5 Liandra Londn Oct. 12, 2016
    "Social Media is a great way to stay connected to your friends and family. And you can make new friends. Honestly, it all depends on how you are using your time and for what reasons."
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  • -2 +2 -4 pinky Jun. 1, 2016
    "ya they have a lot of info when you have something like an essay they help"
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  • -2 +4 -6 chelsea Feb. 23, 2016
    "I feel it is positive because of how important it is in our modern world. People make a living off of social media as well as a fan base where people become friends. My only issue is that there is a huge group of people who do not use it responsibly...and it can be really dangerous if you encounter the wrong person...."
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  • -2 +7 -9 #theman Jan. 26, 2016
    "The only thing that I can find on social networking is that people aren't careful. When they aren't careful, they can post personal information. This can give bad people information about YOU. Be careful out there. Besides, this itself is social networking, is it not?"
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    • 0 0 0 Aaron J Feb. 2, 2016
      "Yes, but it is safe"
  • -2 +3 -5 Jaron Simons Jan. 25, 2016
    "Social Networking Can can help your social life, promote friendships, and possibly, in some cases, get married. Social Networking can help with many other things too. Studying for tests and other things!"
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  • -2 +8 -10 Kaylee Dec. 7, 2015
    "We can talk to people and comment on what they post. It can also be really fun. I am on the internet myself and I have lots of followers, so that's also why I say yes."
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  • -2 +5 -7 Aspen Dec. 1, 2015
    "I think social media is great. I am a very shy person. Being able to express myself through a screen has been so helpful to my anxiety. It may sound strange but it truly helps me be me."
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  • -2 +8 -10 Harmony Lynn Apr. 30, 2015
    "Pro because it is my life."
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  • -2 +9 -11 BOBBY Apr. 27, 2015
    "Social networking is better than no social networking because you can talk to friends"
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  • -2 +6 -8 Ace Feb. 26, 2015
    "I say they're good. I don't do well with directly speaking to others (Unless it's under certain circumstances) and I prefer talking via Facebook or Skype, as I have very close friends from across the country, plus I do better when writing out what I'm think to say. If I try to say it, it doesn't come out well.

    Makes me look like I'm on some sort of drug or just flat out off my rocker so to speak."
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  • -2 +3 -5 Xaeque Feb. 24, 2015
    "The internet provides an equal work space for people of all kinds all over the world. With so much to present there is new competition which will refine the quality of contents, and give more choices to users."
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  • -2 +9 -11 Janet Martinez Feb. 17, 2015
    "Helps you keep in touch with family. All around the world even. Find information much much faster:)"
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  • -2 +10 -12 Annonomous Feb. 13, 2015
    "It is a fun place to work with others"
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  • -2 +7 -9 johana Jan. 30, 2015
    "you can chat with anyone in the world with access to wifi"
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  • -2 +6 -8 Bob Goon Jan. 22, 2015
    "I think social media Is very good because many people use it for school reasons and fun things."
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  • -2 +5 -7 La'Brya Clinton Jan. 22, 2015
    "very good nice hook and claim and great conclusion im a debater my self"
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  • -2 +5 -7 Diana and Margaux Nov. 27, 2014
    "The social networking sites are good for people, because it's easier to talk with other people, to ask advice and to meet new people. It's also easy for people who are shy to connect with other people. But Facebook jeoperdizes the peoples' relationship. Some people don't agree with that, they are CON, they know that facebook is dangerous, some people are dead, they have commit suicide because of cyberbulling!"
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  • -2 +9 -11 Kubra et Sarah Nov. 27, 2014
    "I think social networking is good because
    we can chat with your family, we can
    meet in the people, we can
    share the best moments and memory in our life.
    It's fantastic to look for new friends, and to
    look the life of stars"
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  • -2 +6 -8 elodie .fanny Nov. 27, 2014
    "It is said that Facebook is dangerous but we totally disagree beacause Facebook is not dangerous because we don't have to accept all invitation form strangers but we can follow people and friends, thanks to social networking sites we can prevent the hacking thanks to security settings. We can to keep in touch with friend live for away."
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  • -2 +6 -8 Romain and Hugo Nov. 21, 2014
    "If you find an old friend you can.
    Sign-in facebook for free.
    You can advise people or give your opinion.
    You can share a lot of information. That's more simple thanks to facebook.you can find the love of your life.
    If you are an artist you can become famous thanks to facebook by publishing pictures and videos.
    you can speak to every one.
    You have your own pages.
    You can follow your favorite singers and share thoughts.
    It's said that facebook is dangerus but if you have good use you haven't got problems .
    If you protect your identy and you don't publish anything that is good.
    It all depends on your use of facebook.
    We totally disagree whith the people who are con facebook"
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  • -2 +6 -8 Charlaine Nov. 21, 2014
    "It is said that Facebook is dangerous for our society.
    I totally disagree, for me, Facebook is not dangerous, on condition that we protect our account. And we should accept some people, ansd not accept strangers.
    Thanks to Facebook we can talk to our friends, or meet new people and ask for news.
    In my opinion, Facebook is only dangerous if users talk about their life, accept and speak to everybody."
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  • -2 +10 -12 mina Nov. 19, 2014
    "social networking is good, I can find friends,share photos,like photos,pictures,meet friends,communicate with my family,play games and invite people.I can promote interaction.Facebook connects the people,I can speak with my cousins who live far,I can know news about my family.It is said that facebook is dangerous,I partly agree but if people don't share many photos and their information they can avoid problems."
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  • -2 +5 -7 Nov. 19, 2014
    "it is said that social networking are dangerous.
    I parthly disagree because it's not true.
    In my opinion social networking sites help people who are shy conect with other people
    But I don't use it very often, above all to speak with my friends
    In my opinion, it is not useful"
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  • -2 +5 -7 alexis murat Nov. 19, 2014
    "I am pro because i like it social networking is very useful to communiquate. It is very useful because it remember the birthdays of everybody. On Facebook you can play many games with your friends and you can share informations and pictures. I furthermore think it's a good thing to have because it generates jobs and stimulates the American economy"
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  • -2 +12 -14 Nov. 18, 2014
    "Thanks to Facebook you can talk with your family and your friends who are far. You can meet new people. Facebook is dangerous, only for people who aren't careful and who tell their life story. It is very useful because it remember the birthdays of everybody. On Facebook you can play many games with your friends and you can share informations and pictures."
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  • -2 +24 -26 Rolland Marie Nov. 18, 2014
    "It is said that facebook is dangerous, i don't agree because facebook is for us because we chat with or friends and family. We can share thought. Every day we can update our status.We can follow anybody and find our old friends.
    We can take picture, and spread it in facebook for our friends and family. Facebook pronotes commmunication for shy people. On facebook we can play many games. Facebook help me remenber brithdays. It's very useful for everybody."
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  • -2 +5 -7 Jean-Luc ft Jinette Nov. 18, 2014
    "Social networking sites are good for our society because we can spread information and we can communicate with friends and strangers. We can share thoughts.We can give advice to everybody!"
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  • -2 +6 -8 Nov. 14, 2014
    "I think it's right, because you can talk with your friends who live far, you can meet new people, you can ask advice, you can follow people.
    Facebook is useful to look for friends, facebook promote interaction. Facebook is useful to dissemate informations rapidly"
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  • -2 +10 -12 Nov. 14, 2014
    "I think Facebook is good for society beacause thanks to it, it's easier to communicate with our friends, it's free, we can meet new persons and they become our friends. We can share photos, videos, status, we can like and give our opinion comment. We can read informations, look at their photos, videos and statuts, we can like and give our opignon, in comment. We can read information, look for friends and follow famous people, look at their photos, videos and statuts."
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  • -2 +9 -11 Zara Nov. 14, 2014
    "I think it's right, because the social networking sites facilitate the life.
    It is said that it's dangerous, I totally disagree because it is very useful for society. I advise everybody to use the social networks. With the internet we can share information, we can follow people or ask advice, but we must be careful!
    We must be careful because we can be exposed to predators like pedophiles and burglars who spread false and potentially dangerous information."
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  • -2 +5 -7 Virginie Arthur Nov. 14, 2014
    "I am pro because i like it social networking is very useful to communiquate. Thanks to social networking wee can yalk with friend in live very far, and can share photos and video. We can follow people. We can do research, and we can have new friends. I read that it is dangerous but in my opinion very useful."
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  • -2 +8 -10 Starla Green Nov. 10, 2014
    "I personally think that social media networking is great on relationships. Family that doesn't live close by can keep up with one another through Facebook or Instagram. I live a thousand miles from my family. We use Facebook or Instagram to upload photos to share with one another. Doing so closes the lonely gap we are missing. It makes us feel like we are part of each other when we have special events that we cannot be together for. For example: Birthday parties, we share photos of the party so we can feel like we were part of it."
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  • -2 +15 -17 Kate The Great Oct. 17, 2014
    "you are what you share tbh
    haters gonna hate
    alligators gonna alligate
    use social media for the better
    and if something brings you down
    in the worlds of her majesty taylor swift
    shake it off
    pce"
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  • -3 0 -3 Delaney Mar. 29, 2017
    "I think that social media is a good thing for many reasons. One reason is that it is faster you can spread information faster you can tell people things if they pop up or something. The next reason is you can't advertise. So if you have job openings you can advertise also if you're running low on money then you can find a job to make money. The last thing is you can have a face to face conversation you can can face time people that don't live close to you. If you have not seen a person in a really long time you probably would want to see them face to face. In conclusion that is why I think that social media is a good thing."
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  • -3 +2 -5 shaniya Jan. 25, 2017
    "i belive that people are cool"
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  • -3 +1 -4 Ian Pawling May. 17, 2016
    "Social Media Can Change Lives!"
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  • -3 +3 -6 Matthew Mar. 18, 2016
    "I think this was a very helpful site. Whoever threw this together needs to give themselves a pat on the back"
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  • -3 +2 -5 chad Mar. 17, 2016
    "i think it help kids grow and become smart"
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  • -3 +2 -5 Alex salts Mar. 15, 2016
    "It's a good thing to have to talk to friends and family if they live in another state and if the want to find new friends to talk to"
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  • -3 +2 -5 aaa Mar. 8, 2016
    "Good way to communicate if a person is shy"
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  • -3 +3 -6 Conner T. Mar. 7, 2016
    "Re: Mariana
    You say you would have preferred phone calls, well then tell your family you want phone calls, or just get off social media if it bothers you. You are killing social media just because a liver disease might be killing your daughter."
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  • -3 +2 -5 jessa Mar. 3, 2016
    "We nowadays find out our news from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram(even if you don't want to admit it)."
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  • -3 +2 -5 WickWackJyo Jan. 26, 2016
    "Social Networking can help connect with old friends, Check on people who might not be okay, keep in touch with Family! Social Networking can help your social life, promote friendships, and possibly, in some cases, get married."
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  • -3 +5 -8 Connor Oct. 6, 2015
    "With social media, it in itself has pros and cons. We, as a human society, can never make the perfect network where all are accepted and none are shunned. There will always be the trolls, the haters, and the weirdos. That doesn't mean we won't stop trying. Facebook has allowed friends that maybe haven't seen each other in years to reconnect. Twitter allows the spread of news faster than possibly any other system in history. And while these networks have their flaws, we're working around them. As a result, I remain hopeful for social media, and the human society as a whole."
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  • -3 +7 -10 anonymous Mar. 5, 2015
    "You see scientist figured out a great solution to cyberbullying, get off the computer."
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  • -3 +5 -8 blal Nov. 27, 2014
    "It is said that facebook is dangerous but in my opinion facebook is not dangerous because people oce enough mature to know what they are doing.
    In our opinion the social networking because we are look wends feed talk with friend."
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  • -3 +6 -9 Clara et Ozlem Nov. 27, 2014
    "We are pro Facebook because contrary to what is said :
    " Facebook is a dangerous social networking sites".
    We believe that if we add only our true friends and we talk to them there is nothing dangerous , on the contrary there are lots of good things as instant chat , viedeos games , we can chat with the friends of our friends .
    We can find old friends of college or find the family a stranger.."
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  • -3 +7 -10 nathan d. Nov. 14, 2014
    "yes,facebook is good because we communicate with friends who live far from us.
    we can share and add friends, photos videos. It is said that Facebook isn't good but if users protect their identity, user don't fear"
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  • -3 +7 -10 Ima Lyan Dawgg Nov. 11, 2014
    "What I think is... Lets keep using it to voice our damn opinions instead of writing it on tree shavings so it can become dust in the wind (or in Thomas Jeffersons case a Constitution). It's as simple as this: When I like social networking I go on it and when I don't like it I stop going on it. If you don't like it but you still go on it... you got a problem. America has a problem. So what if you hate it so what if you like it the world is a damn criminal its self. You all go eat a cookie and be happy with your cookie."
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    • 0 +1 -1 ry-guy Feb. 26, 2015
      "amen brotha"
  • -4 +3 -7 KingOzzy Mar. 17, 2016
    "yo yo i love snap chat and can sometimes be good"
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  • -4 +2 -6 Jessica, Elsa Nov. 17, 2015
    "We are pros with the social networks.
    -The children who are shy go on the social networks to talk with other people in the world. We can do many things for example : We can speak with every person who is connected and keep in touch, it’s very exciting.We can see what people do. We can post photos , comment them, share them, and like too. This is very great because it is easy to use and it's free.
    -But there is a little problem.
    You must be careful about the information you give on the social networks, i think it is uncomfortable because there maybe photographs of you and you don't know. It can sometimes be dangerous.
    To conclude, using the social networks is great !"
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  • -4 +6 -10 Pritha May. 2, 2015
    "I Think social networking sites are the best way to convey our messages to the new generation! we may use it as a meeting place during any protest,we can connect with more and more people...we may find our oldy goldy friends, I believe it is just like a canteen for the young generation."
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  • -5 +1 -6 manon Nov. 10, 2015
    "I am pro facebook because we chat with friends who live far from us and we learn many things about our friends. But it's a little dangerous for the children if they are not careful. Facebook is useful to find many friends."
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  • -5 +1 -6 Nov. 10, 2015
    "I'm pro the social network because it's cool for two reasons:
    - you can meet new persons
    - you can look at the actuality on Facebook por example to pass time when are bored.
    I'm pro but we must be careful as it's dangerous because of the harassment."
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  • -5 +3 -8 Margaux&Tiphaine Nov. 27, 2014
    "Facebook is a great social networking because it helps meet people, add people, talk to people and follow page or people. It helps sfare photos, page and like photos, page. You can create your profile and put information about you."
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  • -5 +6 -11 Natalee Nov. 17, 2014
    "i think that people should use social networking because its how kids interact and stuff, but that's what they like to do. Sure there are bad people and stuff on the internet but people know it is wrong to do it, besides aren't we on a social networking site right now."
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  • -5 +5 -10 Laurie Nov. 14, 2014
    "It is said that the internet prevents face to face communication. And people in facebook, twitter, instagram,... spread fake information. But i am pro social networks because we can communicaton and we talk to friends who live far. Thanks to facebook, we can share information and meet new people.Facebook promote interaction."
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  • -5 +7 -12 aicha Oct. 3, 2014
    "social networking is an easier way to communicate with family members, not only that but its also easy to contact your job if needed."
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  • -6 +1 -7 Nov. 17, 2015
    "I am for social networks by wath we encounter people looking at pictures and talking with people.
    One is for social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instragam.
    Social networks are news sites for young people and other for everyone. A profile on social networks that it is a biography even be."
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  • -6 +1 -7 Laurine Nolwen Nov. 10, 2015
    "I think that the social networks are good for society because we call our friends; keep in touch with a lots of friends, seeing what they are doing. We can spread information.We can look pictures people, but we must be careful."
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  • -6 +8 -14 Ludivine & Elise Nov. 18, 2014
    "in our opinion the social networking sites are good for society because we can look news feed, talk with friends who are far and we can have information about the world, shy persons can reveal themselves they can talk about their problem and they can ask for piece of advice."
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  • -6 +7 -13 Austin Jun. 3, 2014
    "social media is a good way to keep in touch with distant people. wheather its old friends, distant relatives or even close to home people. yes social media has its downfalls and problems but most of those come with the person. people say kids spend to much time on the internet and not doing homework, but who can control that other than the parents, or the child themself. its not social networkings fault that people always want to be on it."
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    • +1 +1 0 Julia Jun. 6, 2014
      "I agree with you Austin, it's all about either the child or parent taking responsibility. if they don't take responsibility, things will happen, and the blame is all on them."
  • -7 +2 -9 Dana Nov. 10, 2015
    "I am pro Facebook because, for me, it's very useful to talk or communicate with friends or family who live far from my house.
    Thanks to Facebook, I can call or text with so many friends who I haven't seen the same day or week (or at school).
    Facebook is also pratical to have infomation about the TV shows on their official pages.
    We also can talk with other persons who live the same things."
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  • -8 +11 -19 jordan Sep. 9, 2014
    "I believe that social media is more beneficial than harmful . The reason for this is that it keeps people connected I understand that it eliminates face to face interaction but it's good for meeting new people and for keeping you in touch with old friends and family. Also 87% of colleges use Facebook to recruit new stufents that gives you a chance you may not of had without social media"
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  • -9 +4 -13 Tara Mar. 3, 2016
    "Social networking allows anyone to create blogs. This allows people to put their creativity out to the world and helps communication grow. People can also create podcasts, videos, and gaming systems. Some of the best blogging sites are YouTube, Tumblr, and Blog.com.

    Expanding peoples online connections through sharing interests can make people become more diverse. According to AAP Gateway, communication is an important step for all adolescents and increases the opportunity for respect, tolerance, and increased discourse about personal and global issues.

    Social networking has totally the world for politics. Candidates can now stay connected to the people with tweeting things instantly with hash tagging and promoting. Also, according to Fox 5, social networking 'can make these races much more fun to watch because you are not only watching, but you feel like you are participating. Live tweeting debates, hearing immediately from viewers and also watching the trends, hashtags and sometimes brutal responses unfold in real-time make politics today so different from races pre-social media.' Everyone is connected 24/7."
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  • -14 +7 -21 ian Smith Jan. 15, 2016
    "Social Media is a great source for communication."
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    • 0 0 0 muskan Oct. 12, 2016
      "it really helps us to connect with our family members and schoolmate ."

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  • +39 +88 -49 C.M.H. Nov. 19, 2013
    "I am con because social media is used frequently for cyber bullying. It is terrible that many children endure torture at school. It is even worse that this torture continues in their homes. Is home not supposed to be a safe place?"
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    • +1 +1 0 Shea Mar. 2, 2017
      "I think that it can do all of these things but you can also play it safe."
    • 0 0 0 Daniel Mar. 21, 2017
      "Thank you, you helped me on my essay"
    • 0 +4 -4 no one Mar. 7, 2016
      "but it can be fun too just play it safe."
  • +17 +57 -40 Maehr Oct. 24, 2013
    "There is no doubt that Social Networking has its benefits. However, what are these benefits compared to the disadvantages going extreme, i.e. Children committing suicide, Cyber Bullying, and the many such several new problems that have started from it it? Youth don't perceive the "pros" of Social Networking through the minds of Doctors, Educational Researchers and Psychotherapists; it is more of an action taken to be accepted by peers and society, and for identity formation and self realisation. What they don't understand is that one's identity does not exist behind a computer screen, but in the real world where real feelings last much longer than the temporary feeling of satisfaction experienced through seeing a funny post, for example. How are they going to realise this through the power it holds? And here I am, arguing this through a glossy computer screen, when I could be seeing all of you for who you really are, apart from a comment you have made which I will face no other option but to believe is your true voice I am hearing!"
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  • +13 +73 -60 Andrei Steinjann Apr. 2, 2014
    "These Social Media websites, yes you may say along with many other they allow us to communicate with each other much easier. Which they do. But now remember, we, the users can communicate easier not just with our family and friends, but strangers. This results in a higher ratio of amber alerts and kidnappings and is absolutely stupid that we had not considered this before making the sights! Excuse me for being obtuse, but the possibility of ANY child losing his or her life is NOT obtuse and is a measure that needs to be taken to the next level of safety. If these Social Media sights are to be used then we need more safety, There are ALWAYS people out there trying to get in on someone else's information, that's messed up but there are millions of creepers, kidnappers, or whatever evil they are trying to find information on HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of people and possibly even cause harm to us. You don't have to be a child, people have had robbery's happen to them as well due to a result of this. Think about that, come home to find your new ''friend'' from Facebook going through your things. Not to pleasant. Oh, did I nearly forget Cyber bullying also occurs due to the people on these sights, live with SMC if you can live with bullies."
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    • +6 +7 -1 Brion May. 13, 2014
      "Identity theft and cyberbullying are definitely problems. However, as many of the pro side had already stated, the security of your own household is necessary even if you don't go to a network. Hackers find your email address anyway; scammers are also on many websites; stalkers stalk you by phone. The problem is that the child isn't aware enough of the unstable technology given to him. However, that's beyond the scope of whether social networking is good, and it's going into "Should Parents Educate Their Children More in Security?". Basically, your points can be avoided with caution, which can be addressed outside of this debate."
  • +13 +51 -38 Emily Nov. 17, 2013
    "it causes so many problems such as fears and distracts people"
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  • +13 +39 -26 aashraya Nov. 7, 2013
    "leads to unwanted stress,tension and other mental problems. its a cause for emotional drawback.possiblity of cybercrime oc cyberbulling. quick spread of false information"
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  • +8 +36 -28 Kat Nov. 5, 2013
    "so many Teeange lives are ruined from these websites, to the point to where they commit suicide"
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  • +6 +32 -26 Jasmin Brooks Feb. 13, 2014
    "Social networks have a negative effect on teens and adults because it may cause stress, bullying, and may even lead to serious matters such as death."
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  • +5 +8 -3 anonymus Jan. 25, 2017
    "social media is an addiction"
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  • +5 +8 -3 Ahsley Nov. 16, 2016
    "No!!!!!! Because teens get cyber bullied, they lose confidence and turn to self harm and suicide."
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  • +4 +20 -16 Bobbie Apr. 27, 2015
    "In our society today, we rank ourselves on the size of our friend lists, when in reality, so many of us are friend less. We are isolated in our personal little bubble with very little chance of escape."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Victor Greywolf Oct. 27, 2016
      "True, and often, you have to wonder about one thing, how do we know that the so-called "friends" we made on social media are who they say they are. Watch Web of lies, especially the episode entitled "catfished", and you will see the dark side of something such as that, and how it almost cost one person their life, because of someone else's anger and deception of a person somewhere else. Truth of the matter is, social media is a sham, and at best, it never helps society as a whole. Sure, the original intentions of such places was to re-unite people with long lost whatever, but in the end, what did it REALLY bring, correct? Answer, it brought on an extreme amount of misery and pain. For some, it turned into a positive experience, I don't deny that, but for the majority, we can't side with that, since it brought us misery. I would say to people disagree if you want, but you know we are right in that. So, in conclusion, the cons have it right, since many of us don't agree with social media. Besides, I wouldn't call this site "social media", since it isn't really in the sense of it, such as facebook, or twitter, or whatever have you, just a discussion board. Something to think about for the future."
  • +3 +5 -2 Victor Greywolf Oct. 19, 2016
    "No, it isn't, but then again, it depends on what you want to get from it, and which one works for you. Often, with people they often want to use it to get famous as have many artists, only to realize that it was a dismal failure. On the other hand, for some it works. I personally don't like it, because it leads to something I heard for the first time in one in 2013 "joke subscribers". They do it, because they know you can't do anything to them physically, so it adds an element of bravery to cowards. Now, if you are an artist, the reason you don't get help from it, is because legitimate businesses don't pay attention to you, unless you already have a following, and how can you get a legitimate following on things like that, unless you had one to begin with? Social media might have been good for some, and I say SOME people, but the fact of the matter is, it doesn't really do anything for society. Sure, some have gotten famous and or a following from it, but did it really do anything for anyone else? I doubt it. No, I am not bitter or anything, but maybe like so many others, I myself have experienced the dark side of that, and maybe it was a different experience for me, but I have to side with the antis on this, because it is true."
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  • +3 +24 -21 Victor Greywolf Apr. 22, 2015
    "Social networking websites are at best, and this is polite, a sham, in the sense of community. Why do you ask? Because they DON'T I repeat, DON'T really promote community. Let's face facts, shall we? How do you know that the people on there who claim they are friends of yours aren't the same person under different profiles, pretending to be friends with you, when they aren't. Also, people have been stalked via those places.

    They lead to cyber bullying, because they turn people who have been picked on more than Seung Hui Cho, and Eric and Dylan into tough people, because you can't do anything to them. (Remember the story with Megen Meier?)

    In conclusion, it might be good if you are promoting like a band, or maybe a movie, but outside of that, it will never be able to replace actual social face to face contact. Fact of life.

    Besides, with the pictures you see, how do you know the person you like on there actually looks like what they say they do, right? Something to think about."
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  • +3 +14 -11 carlos a. Oct. 3, 2014
    "Social media is bad for our society.
    Social media distracts student when they study; students who used social networking sites while studying scored 20% lower on their test ; therefore, their gpa's has dropped because they have been failing their tests."
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  • +3 +21 -18 Kathleen Jan. 27, 2014
    "No because the bad outweighs the good in this case. The effects of the improper use of social media are detrimental compared to pro side. Suicide, self harm, self obsession, and spiteful competition are the byproducts of these sites. Girls look at other girl's facebooks and size them up to determine who's prettier and everyone takes hundreds of pictures of themselves feeling more and more terrible about themselves each time one turns out bad. The original purpose of these sites was to reconnect with people but now the more common use is to tear yourself and others apart. So no these sites are not good for society; they cause conflict, hate, and insecurities."
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  • +2 +5 -3 Lasagna Jan. 10, 2017
    "I feel like people based their life off of likes or favourites, retweets...etc. They're devoting their whole life on social media rather than getting out there and living. I know this because I am a teenager and I was once devoted to social media, but that only made me realise I was missing out on beautiful things that are going on in the world. So many people use social media to escape real problems, and of course, this is a huge problem. We'd rather tweet about personal problems rather than handle them ourselves, we look for sympathy from these websites, PITY. Social media has trained our minds to think that what we need to carry on in life is stupid likes or favourites. People need to open their eyes and get out there."
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  • +2 +11 -9 Grant Dec. 30, 2015
    "I used to suspect that some of my relatives were just misunderstood, but thanks to Facebook, I now realize that they're completely insane!!!"
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  • +2 +12 -10 Kaylee Dec. 8, 2015
    "It's bad enough people are killing themselves because people and bullying them on the internet like Facebook,Twitter, Instagram,etc. One of my cousins died because people called her fat, but it's just not good."
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    • +1 +1 0 Jamie Dec. 9, 2015
      "That's true."
    • 0 0 0 just a little kid Feb. 23, 2017
      "sorry about your cousin. same happened with my friend"
  • +2 +17 -15 Brianna Quinonez Apr. 21, 2015
    "Social networking has a huge impact on our society. A lot of times though people don't make good choices when there on it. People get cyber bullied everyday, but it's all because of choices. There is suicides because of cyber bullying. They did nothing to deserve to get bullied or cyber bullied. Cyber bullies just want to feel as if they have control. They hurt other people to make them selves feel better. Social networking is not good for our society."
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  • +2 +12 -10 Bradley Scaggs Sep. 9, 2014
    "Many messages are sent, received, and also misinterpreted on social media. Many fights and breakups are caused daily because of a misunderstood message on Facebook, Twitter, or text. This is because only the words of the message are read and the senders tone of voice and their body language is left out of the text."
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    • +2 +3 -1 lulu lemon Jan. 6, 2015
      "txting isnt social media"
  • +2 +12 -10 Kaylee Sep. 9, 2014
    "The down side to social media is when you post photos on sites you let people know that you aren't home, makes it's easier for you to be a victim of robbery."
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    • +2 +3 -1 Ace of Epic Mar. 27, 2015
      "Depends on what type of photos are posted. If it's vacation photos, most people just wait to post them when they get home."
    • 0 0 0 chicken nugget Apr. 5, 2017
      "then dont post pictures"
  • +2 +11 -9 zena Jul. 7, 2014
    "Well, social networking does have its pros and cons. I believe that the cons out weight the pros, and most of the Internet submissions removes the communication and human contact face to face. Therefore the younger generation is not practicing the normal communication skills, it removes basic respect for oneself and others. I think online there is too much that goes on and too much is allowed."
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  • +2 +16 -14 jordan ithier Mar. 31, 2014
    "i think it is also bad because it shows strangers there personal information"
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  • +1 +1 0 yup Apr. 11, 2017
    "just shut up about social networks, the second coming of Hitler is more likely than anything happening to social media"
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  • +1 +2 -1 MidNight Mar. 4, 2017
    "NO Social networking sites is not good for out society due to all the Cyberbullying and all the negative things out in the world. Example: Nude sites, bullies, and a lot more!!"
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  • +1 +12 -11 Brian Jul. 10, 2014
    "Social networks being an evolved version of the "chat room" phenomenon, continue to be a place for people to engage in "role-play" and fantasy chat, cyber sex, and other forms of sexually gratifying conduct. The proliferation of "false personation" or fraudulent identity (known in modern media as "cat-fishing") makes social media a dangerous place for both adults and minors who may engage in sexual conversation with unknown individuals. An adult believing he or she is speaking with a false personation (catfish) profile of a younger person is at strong risk of being wrongfully convicted of a sex crime - earning them time in jail, irreparable damages socially and financially, severe negative impacts on family and psycho-emotional wellbeing, as well as lifetime registration as a sex offender. A minor speaking with a false personation of an adult is at risk of cyber-stalking, exposure of the minor's friends to a potentially dangerous adult, as well as risk to their own safety and privacy. These issues are not likely to be addressed nor resolved by society or legislation, as they are in an abstract and taboo domain, and very few have a pressing or vested interest in the result for either party, actual or hypothetical - in the future."
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  • +1 +11 -10 Zach Jun. 3, 2014
    "Im con because social networking uses up our free time and it takes away time that you could be spending with friends or family. It also leads to cyber bullying. Find a hobby that involves anything besides scrolling on your feed."
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  • +1 +18 -17 Jack Apr. 10, 2014
    "I believe that social media eats up our free time, our time to rest, and our time to work. For example, when you finish your work for the day, do you find yourself reaching for your phone, usually to check on your vine, Instagram, or other network you use? These are signs that our society is too wrapped up in these time wasting apps and websites, and can't appreciate the more beautiful things in life and that's a major problem. So I say that we definitely need to cut back on the 'sharing' and 'like button', and start to enjoy life in a healthier way."
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    • +4 +4 0 Alexis May. 30, 2014
      ": I agree, social media is taking over people's lives! "Roughly 1 in 5 users aged 18-34 claim to spend 6 hours or more per day social networking". That's a huge waste of time spent doing unproductive things. People could do so much in 6 hours! I feel social media is addicting and unhealthy and it should be fixed before it starts to get out of hand in people's lives."
  • +1 +17 -16 Charlotte Jan. 27, 2014
    "Kids (and adults!) spend too much time on social media. It keeps them from spending more time outdoors. Also, it develops "texting grammar" which is improper and causes kids to do worst in school. However, some social media sites are helpful, and help with research. But, kids often talk to people they do not know, which is very dangerous and may jeopardize them."
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  • +1 +15 -14 Jasmine Dec. 4, 2013
    "I'm con because though I use a lot of Social Media, especially as a college, students I'm not in denial that it takes a toll on my productivity, and I see them as becoming even more of an issue in the future, the cons simply out weigh the bad I believe, there is no balance, nor will there every be..."
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  • +1 +13 -12 Jim M. Nov. 25, 2013
    "As social media becomes more integrated into society, it is causing people to become more introverted and with that, people are forgetting how to interact in person. Paranoia is becoming more prevalent, as well as the decay of our most basic of human communication skills. We no longer want to interact with each other in person because we fear the consequences. Children of this age are harder to deal with and their rebellious side is coming out more and more with a greater lack of control from authority."
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  • +1 +16 -15 Daijah Nov. 19, 2013
    "no because social networking is a way for people to say who they are not, promotes cyber- bullying and the stealing of identification."
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  • +1 +12 -11 SgtNyan Nov. 12, 2013
    "Some social networks are good for people, but many can hurt social lives and lives in general. I would say that sitting inside in front of a computer monitor is very bad for a person's social life, no matter what websites are being viewed."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Super Dave Mar. 11, 2017
    "Cyberbullying not only grants the bully anonymity, it also never leaves the internet."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Just a little kid Feb. 23, 2017
    "You can't just hide social media, news, from us kids. We know everything. And i mean EVERYTHING. Like what my mom does, is not let us have phone, computer, tablet until we get to highschool. In middle school, girls have the most drama and are bullied mentally. Boys may get hurt pshically, but highschool boys and girls are bullied mentally and pshically. Sorry parents out there.....but you can't do anything really. THE ONLY CURE IS TO NOT HAVE KIDS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH."
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  • 0 +8 -8 ER May. 13, 2016
    "Socail media is killing all the good in us."
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    • 0 0 0 J Apr. 12, 2017
      "humanity is killing the good in social media"
  • 0 +4 -4 Madison Apr. 14, 2016
    "Against social networks
    Do you have an account on any social network? Well, if you do, I'm here to tell you why I think social networks are a bad idea.
    The first reason is because it spreads false information. On September 5, 2012 false information spread about a fire, shoot out, and gunmen on Twitter and Facebook sending police into a panic, with over 3000 phone calls.
    My second reason is because of the lacking privacy. 13 million Facebook users had not set or not know about Facebook privacy settings and 28% shared all or nearly all of their photos publicly.
    My third reason is students tend to get lower grades. Students who use social media have an average GPA of 3.06 when non-users have a GPA of 3.82 and students who use social media also have a 20% lower score on tests.
    In conclusion, I do not support the idea of social networks because it spreads false information, lacks privacy, and causes students to get lower grades. What decision do you support?"
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  • 0 +4 -4 Alex salts Mar. 15, 2016
    "No because if someone is very mad at someone who said something about them I could get dangerous for everyone around that area"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Grant Mar. 4, 2016
    "Love you site helps debates"
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  • 0 +3 -3 Cameron B Mar. 3, 2016
    "Social media is flat-out addicting. Believe me, I tried to delete my Facebook back in October so I could focus on more important things, and I couldn't bring myself to do it."
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  • 0 +7 -7 Athing Feb. 4, 2016
    ""I'm against social networking sites because of all of the current cyber-bullying, and also that you can be any age to be able to sign up for social media sites.""
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  • 0 +3 -3 Melissa Lena Nov. 13, 2015
    "I think that social network is not useful because it make us lose a lot of time, It's very dangerous, for exemple, on facebook you can talk to anyone under a false identity, a man can "pretend" he is woman and after socializing with you he can give a rdv and mug you they have access to information and they can take you photos to use on other websites."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Katie senior Nov. 4, 2015
    "Social media has changed the way we live our lives today. Even tho, over the years social media has been able to spread awareness about different problems including local and global, social media has caused numerous problems itself. The increase of cyberbullying was a result of social media. With everyone always looking down at their screens, the lack of social skills is continuing to decrease. Even tho, fast information is being spread, most information is false, or a rumor. Children growing up today are spending more tweeting, and posting pictures, than getting some fresh air outside. Children are growing up faster with technology and social media, rather than just acting the age they are. With everything at our fingertips, people are wasting more time posting about what they are about to do, rather than just getting it done ."
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  • 0 +8 -8 josiee Mar. 18, 2015
    "kids spennd more time in the networking and less haveing face to face converastions"
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  • 0 +11 -11 Janet Feb. 17, 2015
    "You can get bullied"
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    • 0 0 0 Potato/KingOfCringe Dec. 14, 2016
      "There also is a block button :^)"
  • 0 +10 -10 Awolf10 Feb. 5, 2015
    "You should stop social networking hers why; It causes threats and/or death or kidnapping, People who are addicted to social networking need to face real life instead of getting a date online. Have you noticed people lie about there age or gender. Why would you risk your life for a phone app.......... GET A LIFE!!!"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Idk Nov. 23, 2015
      "Dude your right but what can we do without social network it's too boring without it"
  • 0 +8 -8 carlos a. Oct. 3, 2014
    "false information is always being spread thru social media , shoot outs , fires and even gunmen from mexico."
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  • 0 +11 -11 ROBGRONKOWSKI87 Sep. 26, 2014
    "Wastes time that could be used to exercise. It will help stop obesity."
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  • 0 +12 -12 Anonymous Sep. 9, 2014
    "A pro supporting the fact that social media is harmful to our society is cyber bullying and the spike in teen suicide rates in recent years. There are many counter claims to this con of social networking but that doesn't change the fact that on average, there are 157,000 teens treated for self inflicted injuries. Although not all cases can be blamed on the faults of social media, a certain percentage of 157,000 teens in the U.S are effected by social media in some harmful way."
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  • 0 +9 -9 Ridge the Fridge Jun. 3, 2014
    "I m con because social media makes us less active to exercise and it also causes a lot of drama and people get bullied online by kids from there class I think we shouldn't have social media it is bad for our society and is affecting it we need a change in America!"
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  • 0 +8 -8 Janie Jun. 3, 2014
    "I am con because I think some social media people take things way to seriously. People get picked on so much that they think that instead of living the horrible life of getting picked on they take their own lives. There is an estimated amount of 4,400 deaths per year of young teens taking their lives due to cyberbullying."
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  • 0 +8 -8 A.J May. 18, 2014
    "I fully agree with against side and it is really useful and interesting advices for me and thank you for this information,it is very helpful indeed."
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  • 0 +11 -11 Olga Hitchinson May. 16, 2014
    "social media made me an addict to technology"
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  • 0 +9 -9 I.W. May. 5, 2014
    "I think not because social media ruins people's aspect of being people. We are social creatures, yes, but we are outdoor creatures also. We should communicate face-to-face, and not just through technology."
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    • -2 +1 -3 Brion May. 13, 2014
      "I disagree because the way that you would live your life in the modern world is different now. In order to keep up with the life that you have been injected into, you need to be able to text and message others somewhere within 3 minutes. The social networks have given us a great gift, but how we use it is the families' and friends' own problem.
      In conclusion, I agree with your statement about not only communicating by technology. However, you can just reap the benefits of lightning-fast communication by being careful and conservative in chatting and posting."
  • 0 +10 -10 Middle School Studen May. 1, 2014
    "Social Networking sites facilitate cyber bullying."
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  • 0 +14 -14 Madison Hotchkiss Apr. 3, 2014
    "You all are gonna get raped. No one wants to be touched by some creepy old guy."
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  • 0 +13 -13 josh Jan. 24, 2014
    "no, for one it is just for people to tell you about their life and how grest it is when in reality its just a bad as the next person oh let me tell everyone that im at the movies and seeing this or im smoking pot here and getting drunk here let me tell you something NO ONE CARES. i want to sit down and have a nice conferastion like a normal human being it is sad to see people eating at a resturant and not even speaking with eachother."
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    • 0 +2 -2 Nekotorax Dec. 4, 2014
      "This has a good message within it but because of your grammar and spelling it is hard to interpret the message."
  • -1 +2 -3 Bob Wilikins Apr. 26, 2016
    "So true."
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  • -1 +3 -4 Tara Mar. 3, 2016
    "The main negative things that happens with social networking is Cyberbully. One of the most know cyberbully cases is Megan Meier. A 13-year old girl committed suicide after being bullied online from her neighbor pretending to be a boy on Myspace. At the time there were no laws regarding the legality of cyber bullying and the perpetrator was held with no charges. According to stopbullying.gov, the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that 7% of students in grades 6-12 experienced cyber bullying. On the website they also state the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year. Every US state has a policy,law for cyberbully
    There are signs that people are now addicted to social media. A study by the University of Chicago found that social networking can be more addicting than cigarettes and alcohol. On the website RTE News, they state that 'signs of addiction include spending more than five hours per day on a social media website.' And 'likes and re-tweets give users a burst of the addictive neurotransmitter dopamine, while a lack of endorsements can provoke jealousy and anxiety.'"
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    • 0 0 0 Victor Greywolf Nov. 25, 2016
      "ANYTHING can bring jealousy. This might come as a surprise to thee, but jealousy has existed since the beginning of mankind itself. Same as with anxiety. What provokes jealousy is often insecurity for whatever reason. People are addicted to social media on SOME level, but the reason is often based on ficticious liking, or fulfilling something that is often lacking in real life, due to people's paranoia. So on that part, it is something that people do to themselves. Sometimes it is the way to vent anger that we could't or wouldn't have the guts to do in real life. All those are valid reasons jealousy may happen, but the bottom line is that it is all ficticious and nothing more. I don't use websites like face book and twitter anymore, since I find it a waste of time, and quite frankly didn't do anything for me really, except bring more aggravation, but you are right with the cyber bullying. People with very few exceptions spend a lot of time on "social media", since it isn't really having anything, and it is hard to get yourself out there with it, since unless you are known, nobody will really pay much attention to you, so people are right, it IS a waste of time, but to each their own."
  • -1 +4 -5 Cagera Mar. 1, 2016
    "Although social media does work for communicating quickly and staying in touch it's not the same as communicating face to face or even talking on the phone. Because while you may get the words you want across the tone of voice and body language are unknown to the recipiant. Even by just listening to a persons tone of voice on the phone gets more of the message across. I'm not saying that we should get rid of social networking sites, that would be ridiculous to do so, I'm saying that maybe we shouldn't rely so much on social media."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Bob Feb. 2, 2016
    "People commit suicide way more when they have internet. they also commit crime and kill people"
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    • +1 +1 0 Jessica Clark Mar. 3, 2016
      "Who are these people you speak of because if you get so BUTT hurt over someones opinion you might as well not even get on social media. All Facebook has these days is DRAMA. You should not kill yourself over that. So as I started off with who are these people that kill themselves??"
  • -1 +4 -5 E Jan. 7, 2016
    "I am con because so many people get cyber builled or put down sometimes it's just token the wrong way but other times they attack you online and put you down its horrible. I have a classmate who has got cyber bullied the kid told the school but they did nothing a week after that we found out he committed sucied I was so sad. So I made a club for people who get bullied or cyber bullied we tell each other things about and help out other people so yes I believe that social networking sites are not good for our society"
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  • -1 +4 -5 Coralie et Nathan Nov. 27, 2015
    "we are cons socialnetworks because it's dangerous, be careful ! can be a pedofil !!!!!!!"
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  • -1 +3 -4 Abdul Lilian+un grec Nov. 20, 2015
    "In my opinion the social networking is dangerous because the people spread information on us.
    I think the social networking is not interesting."
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  • -1 +2 -3 Melvyn, Fanny Nov. 17, 2015
    "We are con because a victim of harassement this con lead to suicide. On social networks they found a lot of false information . His may retourn the children's brains, he past their time on the social net works. Often young chatt with un know and falls on pedophiles or burglars , or else on site dangerous. The social network is waster time and con change the behaviar"
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  • -1 +2 -3 Jason Nov. 14, 2015
    "It is the great evidence
    Thaks"
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  • -1 +3 -4 Enzo Nov. 13, 2015
    "Hello, I think social networking are not good because they waste people's life, because it prevents communication people in social network and not in real life.
    People are called users in social media.
    Social networking alter behaviours of people because people are not shy with internet.
    Even if I think Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram...are not indispensable, I like this. Bye."
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  • -1 +5 -6 anonymous Oct. 21, 2015
    "While using social networks, a person doesn't know who they are talking to, and there have been situations for example where a teen might have thought they were going out with someone their age and were kidnapped."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Justin Oct. 6, 2015
    "Most people are just glued to their cell phones on social media and don't talk to people in person."
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  • -1 +6 -7 Postmaster General Aug. 5, 2015
    "Social media not good for our society. Texting and tweeting and emailing is a waste of electricity. Lick a postage stamp and mail a letter instead."
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  • -1 +6 -7 Le Greek Jun. 1, 2015
    "What we forget to understand is that even though social medias sole purpose was to bring the world together, we all know that's not exactly the case. Pedophiles, dangerously low grades impacting our students and children, unhealthy addictions, inactiveness, promoting the unhealthiness of low self esteems, the dangerous and risky security concern, intrusion of privacy, and hate crimes (cyber bullying). Social media cons have outweighed the pros by a whole new level. We humans are greedy and have a instinct for breaking rules, 56% of our children population have a social media behind their parents backs, families are being pulled apart. Its chaos, honestly. The government hasn't been doing much and we, the people, need to fix our mistakes. We need to understand that the dangers of social media will slave us all, one way or another."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Eliza K. Apr. 9, 2015
    "Causes distraction, people are becoming more lazy, addictive.
    I'm guilty for all these."
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  • -1 +6 -7 trayvon mack Apr. 7, 2015
    "con ; the only problem with social networking is that petifiles
    are online or repeat sex offenders what ever you you want to call it . i would think that the social networks would be able to find these people but its hard to find who is doing it and what is doing it ."
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  • -1 +10 -11 LilyAngel Jan. 23, 2015
    "it can also lead to meeting up in real life and the person could be older or younger and could lead to kidnapping or killing"
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    • 0 0 0 mo lester Apr. 11, 2017
      ""it can also lead to meeting up in real life and the person could be older or younger and could lead to kidnapping or killing""
  • -1 +12 -13 Julien Et Lea Nov. 27, 2014
    "In my opinion, it's not good for our society because it's dangerous with the pedophiles for example.
    The student spend too much time on social networking and students who are heavy social media users tend to have lever grades.
    The children lie about their personnel information because when they are under 14 years old they can't register on facebook"
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  • -1 +8 -9 Nov. 27, 2014
    "It's not very good because the social networking are party dangerous with challenge(fire challenge) , fake and cyber aggression.
    It's dangerous if you meet a person face to face beacause anyone can speack with you but you don't now who it is.
    Take care about what are you publish everyone can see it .
    We become really fast addict , so teenagers spend too much time on computer"
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  • -1 +11 -12 Camille.G Nov. 21, 2014
    "I am con facebook because there are dangerous people like pedophiles, hackers and cyberbullyers who can pretend they are friends.
    hackers take our identity and use our account .
    People must be more careful and less naive when they connect with their friends.
    facebook is harmful because it can alter people's behaviour and can spread about is fake information."
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  • -1 +12 -13 Adeline G Nov. 21, 2014
    "Facebook is dangerous because we can be hacked or harassed because anybody can talk to us and predent to be our friends .
    People must protect their account.
    We must choose our friends well.
    Its users waste time because they spend hours and hours on social networking sites instead of being with their friends face to face."
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    • +5 +5 0 Ace Feb. 12, 2015
      "Hacking and harassment is common on any site, not just Facebook.

      I personally prefer it because I don't handle talking to people face-to-face very well, as I have a deep distrust in people, even those who I've known for a long time.

      Ignorance is what causes these hackings, the harassment, and sexual things via social networking as well."
  • -1 +9 -10 Nov. 21, 2014
    "It is said that facebook isn't dangerous. But I think it is :
    On facebook, we can find pedophiles without knowing it, so we can be harassed from facebook.
    There are some persons who can push us to suicide and on social networking there are also challenges who kill people.
    Moreover, children can view some shocking videos which can perturb them and because of facebook younger have bad marks and they waste their time."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf May. 13, 2015
      "True, but they can also find those people in schoolyards, malls, the park also. As far as children viewing shocking things, theycan view it on a DVD player of someone, or on demand by chance also. I do agree that social networks are a blatant waste of time, but also, if people really wanted to, they can take classes, or join a place called "meetup." (it is somewhat of a social network, but the difference is that you can meet people in REAL LIFE.)

      Most of the time, the social networks are a bunch of crap, but if you are a band who is trying to get a following, or an artist who is there for itI,then I guess it can be beneficial, but it is only a place to promote, but not for things like "friends", since you can't have imagination for a friend. It's kind of like, living in the forest by yourself, or being a hermit. Those things are just a sham, nothing more."
  • -1 +10 -11 Zehra S. Nov. 19, 2014
    "It is said that Facebook is secure but it is wrong because if i delete picture facebook store my photo. If somebody doesn't like us he can modify our picture and publish it on a pom site. and i don't like he idea that Facebook keeps data on my personnal information."
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  • -1 +10 -11 Nov. 14, 2014
    "No the social networking sites aren't good for our society
    Facebook is popular, the users can speak with friends but they spend lot of time.
    They can share photos and videos but the hackers can modify and spread photos.
    Facebook prevents face to face communication and I think that facebook is dangerous."
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  • -1 +9 -10 Starla Green Nov. 10, 2014
    "Social media networking has a huge impact on relationships. Married couples spend their relax time on social media networking sites rather than watching television as a couple or enjoying each other's company. Most People in society are so addicted to updating their twitter or Facebook status that it interferes with family time."
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  • -1 +9 -10 perez Oct. 3, 2014
    "I think social networking sites are not good for our society because it is very dangerous. There are a lot of people making fake profile. Also there are people that can text you hurtful things. Random people ask strangers where they live and if the other person tells them than maybe that person will go looking for her/him."
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  • -1 +9 -10 sebastian Oct. 3, 2014
    "social media enables the spread of the false info
    49.1% of people have heard false new via social media"
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  • -1 +9 -10 Kelly Oct. 3, 2014
    "Criminals use social media to follow people and get there information about their whereabouts also to promote their crimes. Offline crime, like robberies, may result from posting personal information such as vacation plans, or stalkers gaining information."
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  • -2 +1 -3 i_love_snowflakes Feb. 7, 2017
    "I think this is correct because I have seen a lot of cruel things about this and it's just plain cruel. Everyone gives out false info so don't believe it at first until you do your research."
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  • -2 +2 -4 priyanka 7297045889 Jul. 2, 2016
    ""I am pro because with out social networking I would not be able to communicate with over half of my friends who have moved out of the area.""
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  • -2 +3 -5 scott Apr. 26, 2016
    "no social media is the worst i have seen friends that have been bullied on social media sites and some social media will ave people sent messages like "oh try this its so cool" then people will get hurt just trying to do it"
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  • -2 +3 -5 Sean S. Mar. 16, 2016
    "There are too many things that could go wrong with society if we have too much freedom in our virtual lives"
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  • -2 +3 -5 Aaron J Feb. 1, 2016
    "Almost everyone uses Social Media
    My mom has facebook Name
    Even Kids at the age of 8 have it
    This might be causing a decline in grades"
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  • -2 +3 -5 Sierra Davenport Jan. 15, 2016
    "The longer social media is used the lower students test grades will drop. Social Media is being used by criminals to commit their crimes. Social Media is also bad for your health. It can damage your eye site and give you migraines for long periods of time."
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    • +2 +2 0 Savage Sadistic Jan. 29, 2016
      "Test grades drop due to students neglecting their work.
      Fix: Parents enforce time limits and students take responsibility for their grades.
      Criminals use it to commit their crimes.
      Fact: The government also uses it to track criminals. Plus a majority of people on social media aren't criminals.
      It is bad for your health.
      Fix: Don't use it for hours at a time, use it in proper lighting, and make sure the text is large enough to read comfortably."
  • -2 +8 -10 Middle School Studen Jan. 8, 2016
    "With all of the texting, facebook, instagram, snapchat, and twitter students are not paying attention in school, they have snotty attitudes, and their grades are dropping."
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  • -2 +18 -20 Jordan Oct. 14, 2015
    "No, I'd rather go to the beach"
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    • -3 +1 -4 friend Jun. 1, 2016
      "thats just lazy"
  • -2 +6 -8 Rumeysa & Selin Nov. 19, 2014
    "I think that facebook is dangerous for our society because it's not real life, it's virtual world because we don't know the people we are chating with. Facebook can provoke rapes, harrasing, suicides because we don't know the real identity of the people, they can be dishonest. People who use networking sites are prone to sociale isolation."
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  • -3 +1 -4 tonystar123abc May. 13, 2016
    "no because there is cyberbullying and tons of people kill themselves thanks to the bullies that are on the internet"
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  • -3 +1 -4 sadie May. 10, 2016
    "i am con because i was little when i started using instagram and of course i did not us it wisely and i got bullied , this happens when you let kids use social media too young"
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  • -3 +1 -4 KingOzzy Mar. 17, 2016
    "hay social media can be bad on other sites so kids dont forget to cover the camera on you computer because bad peeps can see what you look like and they can find out where you live SO JUST WATCH OUT"
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  • -3 +3 -6 chad Mar. 17, 2016
    "social networking is very bad for kids"
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  • -3 +9 -12 Devon Jan. 16, 2015
    "I am con because while social media may be used to talk to other people, people are drifting apart, why can't we go back to the good ol' days when everyone did this wonderful thing call going outside?"
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  • -7 +28 -35 cHARLIE Jan. 27, 2014
    "PEOPLE ARE DYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    • +1 +1 0 you mom Feb. 27, 2017
      "nice reason kys"
    • -1 +1 -2 Bob Sep. 23, 2015
      "Thats not even funny!!!"
  • -10 +21 -31 James Mar. 24, 2014
    "Social Media is cool"
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    • 0 0 0 Winston D Mar. 17, 2017
      "No it is not and if you say that you should be on the pro side"