The Emerging Social Media
Social media is a new problem. It is not the sites such as facebook, twitter, or myspace that cause the problem, it is the problems of privacy that are associated with them. There have been several cases in which the privacy assurance of facebook has been questioned. One such case was the case in which Laura Maguire and Christopher Simon sued facebook because it had been violating privacy rights by tracking the internet sites accessed by user's even when they were not logged in. What's more is that something that an individual posts on a social media sites may seriously effect their future. Employers are monitoring the accounts of many employees, people are being screened, and some law and child custody cases are being lost because of the information available on social media sites. Once something is posted, it is forever available through the internet even if the post, video, or photo is deleted. Individuals who use facebook an excessive amount of time may lose touch with reality. Instead of allowing us to become more connected with one another, social media is inhibiting the real relationships we may form face-to-face.