Some people consider excessive use of social networks simply the latest form of "Internet Addiction Disorder," a phenomenon people first began writing about in the 1990s when Internet use was starting to spread. Even back then, people theorized that heavy use of the Internet might impair people's performance at work, in school and in family relationships.
Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and many more, are where people gather in the internet, create a personalized profile about themselves, and interact with people around the world.
Most social networking sites don't allow people a lot of privacy; almost all social networking sites that people log into will allow them to change the privacy settings....
And by ‘2011 there were 181 million blogs” Social networking sites for me, I feel it can be an intrusion into others life but it has made instant communication a snap.
Boyd and Ellison define a web-based social networking site as a service that allows users 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” (2008, pg....
We show that information about social relationships can be used to improve user-level sentiment analysis. The main motivation behind our approach is that users that are somehow "connected" may be more likely to hold similar opinions; therefore, relationship information can complement what we can extract about a user's viewpoints from their utterances. Employing Twitter as a source for our experimental data, and working within a semi-supervised framework, we propose models that are induced either from the Twitter follower/followee network or from the network in Twitter formed by users referring to each other using "@" mentions. Our transductive learning results reveal that incorporating social-network information can indeed lead to statistically significant sentiment classification improvements over the performance of an approach based on Support Vector Machines having access only to textual features
Many people are making use of the social network in various aspects of their lives. Personal reasons are the dominating cause for adoption of the network. It is called a social network since socializing is the key aspect of the network (Ian 2013). People mainly use the network to interact with hundreds of people in any part of the world. They share significant moments with others through sharing of photos and videos. Information about events and other major happenings is also shared through the websites. This helps people keep in touch with the world regardless of their location. Entertainment is another reason that people use social network sites. Sites such as Youtube provide videos for entertainment purposes. People can download the latest music from these sites. The sites also contain information about celebrities, which is an interesting topic for many people.
Traditionally before any technological advancement was realized, people still communicated to one another. They physically visited each other or used media such as horns and signals to convey messages. They then advanced to the writing letters and telegrams. The 21st century opened the door to a faster and more effective mode of communication, the internet, with the first ever email been sent in 1971. The first social network site was created in 1994 and was known as Geocities. Friendster was the first modern social site, which opened the door for development of popular sites such as facebook, which has millions of users all over the world. Many social sites have continuously emerged each aiming to improve the quality of communication making it easier for interactions to take place globally.
The business world has also joined the social networking world. Interactions with customers have been made very easy with information reaching the targeted customers on time and without distortion. This has worked to reduce the use of the queuing system just to gain information. Job applications have also been done through the network especially with the use of emails. Marketing has also been greatly improved by the social network. If you log on to facebook, you are likely to get many adverts for various products posted. This method is convenient for advertising since the message is conveyed to a large number of people at the same time. It also produces an attractive platform for advertisements, which attracts the attention of the users. Business networking is also made possible by the network. The business could get potential customers through the sites and even open doors for great deals with interested parties.
Bullies have taken to internet sites such as Twitter and Facebook, where the hide behind the anonymity provided by the internet to carry out their despicable acts. Young people also run the risk of inadvertently disclosing their personal information since on most occasions; they usually neglect to read carefully websites’ privacy policies. Whenever young people fail to read the policies and disclaimers, they are exposed to risks of having their personal information disclosed. This is especially a serious matter in light o the rising cases of cyber crimes such as identity theft. New studies reveal that social networks have the ability to sway people to spend money by running advertisements on the user’s page . Such forms of near-subliminal advertising can subconsciously cause an individual to buy certain merchandise.
It is becoming increasingly clear that social networks have become part of people’s lives. Many young people are using their tablet computers and smartphones to check Tweets and status updates from their friends and family. As technology advances, people are pressured to adopt different lifestyles. Social networking sites can assist young people to become more socially capable. However, they may also make them clumsy and incompetent, as well. Therefore, it is imperative to exercise caution and restraint when dealing with such issues.