Facebook, an Online Social Network
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This paper explains that Facebook is an online social network that allows members to share and display any information instantaneously. The paper points out that most users agree that the site is a wonderful way to keep in touch with old friends and family as well as sending and receiving messages instantly. The paper then stresses that most people do not realize the danger they expose themselves to by posting pictures and daily routines on the Internet, completely open to strangers. The paper argues that the use of Facebook should be restricted because of a lack of privacy and exposure to sexual harassment.
From the Paper:"Facebook consists of a "Wall", its most distinctive characteristic, on every member's page where friends post messages. At first, this may appear to one's liking as a way to keep in touch and contact a friend in case of emergency. On the contrary, a user's postings can be viewed and perused through by every friend of the user. Also, a user's comments on a friend's wall can be viewed by the friend's friends, otherwise strangers to the user."
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