A number of applications promise regular offerings, such as horoscopes, love advice or quizzes, but insist that the results be sent to your phone via text message rather than to your profile page. As soon as you provide your phone number, the application has permission to charge your cell phone bill as much and as often as it likes.
Social networking games and applications are opt-in programs that ask your permission to access your profile, basically trading your personal information for your willingness to put up with advertising for access to their software. Not all applications, groups and games are legitimate or safe
Facebook, and social networks in general, could be a new source of psychological stress, representing a triggering factor for exacerbations in depressed asthmatic individuals
It could be said that the typical World Wide Web surfer today, sitting alone in front of a PC screen, is increasingly a monad with no direct windows onto reality, encountering only virtual simulacra, and yet immersed more than ever in a global communication network
The problem is the advent of 24-hour cable and Internet news; young people today have been inundated with news to the point that they cannot care anymore.
Even as they become more connected, young people are caring less about others
While for the most part the Internet may be increasing existing social gaps and inequalities, progressive movements can harness it as a valuable tool for social benefit.
[Social media] May allow for uncensored exchanged... [however] it may just as easily create new possibilities for surveillance and sabotage”
Computer-mediated communication can help incorporate more meaningful 'feedback and citizen participation in development activities.
We define social network sites as web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system.