“Social” Networking

In today’s day and age, social networks are universal among the younger generations. To find someone without a Facebook or Twitter is not only uncommon, but rare. Social networking has, and continues, to alter socialization. It is often argued that these networks are detrimental to human interaction. They interfere with face to face communication, change the definition of friendship, and catalyze negative events that would render obsolete without online socialization.

On the other hand, social networking heavily increases the amount of available information and socialization options. News is capable of being spread at record speeds, which can be positive or negative depending on the situation. While many complain about younger children using these tools, they are actually able to supply them with unlimited information regarding current world events and people of like age groups with similar interests. Overall, social networking possesses more positives than negatives, and the allowance of rapid information and online interaction is one that will continue to prosper with online interaction.