Facebook: Pros And Cons
As a tribute to Digital Learning Day, I read two articles having to do with technology --- the first one about how we, especially teenagers and students, use Facebook, and the second about how people often share their passwords with each other.
First of all, I think that there are many positive aspects of having a Facebook. It allows all of us an easy way to communicate with a wide variety of people, from friends at school to family members across the country. We can express ourselves through pictures and words, and show our interests via liking pages and updating our profile.
However, saying that, there are also many downsides to this technology. It's a new way for our era to be influenced by the media. Advertisements are all over the website --- asking us to buy products because our friends have "liked" them, and different companies even have their own pages and profiles on Facebook. A second problem that Facebook has to do with the second article that I read --- sharing passwords. Best friends or couples often share their passwords with each other for whatever reason. Almost everybody has read a post on Facebook that says "Hacked by so-and so!" This can cause problems when relationships end or when friends get into fights, and has the power to damage reputations. Altogether, Facebook is a positive invention that allows for quick and easy communication, but just like anything else, we have to be careful on how we go about using it.