I can honestly say that I am totally fascinated by technology, and cannot over emphasize the way the advancements in new media, have changed our lives, and brought five huge continents together, in a very small global village. A few years ago I was very much involved in social networking, and spent alot of time on Hi5, Myspace, and MSN instant messenger. During this time all I did was, connected with friends, played games, and looked at what other people were doing. It was rather interesting cathing up with family members, and old friends, but it was also very time consuming.
A few years later when the other social nerworking sites like twitter, and facebook started emerging, I never felt the need or any sense of emergency to jump on board, although many of my friends were becoming fanatics. In addition I really could not figure out how social networking was making me a better person, or how it was positively impacting my life. At the same time many stories were surfacing about how people’s privacy were being violated, and I clearly remembered hearing of several incidents on TV, with individuals losing their jobs, because of conversatons they had on facebook. Conversations they thought were safe, and secured, but were published for the entire world to see.
As a result of these negatives, I chose to stay away from the major social networks, and never became part of the facebook obsession. I recently opened a twitter account, and started blogging for educational reasons, and because it was a requirement for this course.
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