the positive aspects of social networking.
form of communication, the advent of social media has created a digital
society for both professional and anonymous interaction, that allows
current media trends to be disseminated and obtained simultaneously and
instantaneously, deferring media monopoly to privatized interest, while
allowing information sources to advertise and track public interest.
How important is it in your
Very importantly it allows me to obtain information from
contacts I would otherwise have difficulty reaching or trusting, it can
be a waste of time and a misleading gathering of self-loathing where
everyone is a critique arguing with everyone and themselves. It also
connects analogue workers digitally to career opportunities.
What are some of their practical business uses?
prospectively raises revenue for companies, and it gives the
advertising companies the ability to test public-relations campaigns
against a wider audience in a smaller amount of time. It also allows
potential employers to screen recruits quicker and assessing a person's
social networking behavior/actions.
What is at least
one key ethical issue associated with the use of social networking?
right to not self-incriminate no longer exists for those who have
published 'tweets' and 'status updates' to social networking sites. Full
disclosure and admission are pertinent to much of social networking,
easily documented and open to interpretation widely.
trustworthy is the information on these sites?
A report is only
as good as its source; a renowned journalism portal can be trustworthy,
while opinion/editorials without cited information can be misleading by
their omissions, while bias and agenda can corrupt the information
revealed, while honest information can be tainted by a trail of bad information.
"There are lies, damned lies and statistics"
- Mark Twain
"The problem with most quotes on the internet is that you don't know if they are true"
~ Abraham Lincoln