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Anna Maria Collins
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:08pm

For this Issue paper assignment I have chosen to use the topic “The Pros and Cons of Social Networking.” I am interested in this topic because I feel that it affects a wide variety of people. It is something that is so common in so many different environments, and has a chain affect on many things. The amount of social networking that is involved in merely watching television is astonishing. There is rarely a show that does not have a “ trending” corresponding subject on the social network, Twitter. The two opposing side’s viewpoints are of those advocating the use of social networking, and those who feel that this way of communicating has a negative influence on society. There are several prominent points that will be included in my paper. Under the topic of Pros, I will include points about the positive use of social networking such as: spreading news, politics, advertising, businesses, improvement of heart rate and heart health, how it could help win a job, how it may boost self-esteem, the opportunity to help raise stock prices and thus further the economy, an increase in productivity, helping one get a degree, improving one’s love life, helping legal professionals and lawyers, teaching, and creating positive communities. Topics about the negative influences or Cons of social networking includes: cyber bullying, wasting of time, how it is unhealthy for children, how it may cause physiological disorders, how it may result in a drop in class grades, how it has the possibility of taking place of “in-person” human interaction, and has the potential to spread negative rumors. The topic of social networking primarily affects many different people around the world, and my sources address a wide variety of readers. The people that would be influenced by this topic are the general public, parents, children, news and media journalist, doctors, students, teachers, businessmen, and lawyers. Most people do not realize how many different organizations and people are affected by this topic. The range of influence spans many more subjects than just “allowing people to communicate” and “it is a wastes of time.” The impact of social networking is wide, and it provides a big opportunity to address many issues concerning this controversial topic of debate.

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