Social Networks - Blessing Or Curse?

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Social Networks - Blessing Or Curse?
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Facharbeit (Schule) aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Englisch - Erörterungen und Aufsätze, Note: 2-, Städt. Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium, Mettmann, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In the past few years a great number of social networks have appeared on the internet. Though the term 'social network' seems to be something new, something, associated with the world wide web and new technologies, social networks have existed ever since men have. Any interacting group of people can be considered a social network and is defined by the relationships between the individuals. That makes it really interesting to find a system that was part of our lives from the cradle of humankind, being faced with such a young invention called the internet. What they all have in common is that they try to connect people by providing a platform meant to help users communicate in the most convenient and entertaining way possible or by providing a matchless network service that specialises in a particular area (e.g. music or news). I decided to write a research paper about social networks on the internet because I could hardly distinguish whether my own use of such services is either beneficial or reprehensible. These days, new services on the internet that promise to be very entertaining or apparently have a high potential to improve or simplify the way we work and communicate seem to be very attractive to a wide range of internet users. While some people are quite sceptical about online services like social networks, others tend to use them without even considering any potential risks. Are they just blinded by the revolutionary possibilities based on the 'Web 2.0', or do we actually not have anything to fear? The social network Facebook will serve as my basic example for the analysis of social networks because it is the most used and thereby most discussed social network on the world wide web; its structure also generally represents other, similar networks. These social networks are surprisingly entertaining, especially for younger people. But can we trust a completely new way of communication? Considering that almost all social networks are completely free, the question comes up how they can be financed. Do social networks help us organise our lives by providing virtual groups, calendars and event managers? Will these groups even be able to represent political interests? And what about the lack of privacy social networks possibly promote? Among other aspects, I want to deal with the above-mentioned questions by analysing the way social networks operate and weighing the benefits and disadvantages of social networks on the internet.

Title:Social Networks - Blessing Or Curse?Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 16, 2015Publisher:GRIN VerlagLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3640911296

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