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    Im looking for mostly points against the title since im searching for points for a debate, what place would be better to look for intellectual points? :rolleyes:

    But if you agree, why? And are their any points which you'd agree with, or praise about social networking sites?
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    Great thread! I'm gonna Twitter about this!!!!

    Edit: But seriously, yes. Social networking sites are becoming more and more addictive in this day and age. I don't necessarily see it as a bad thing really. I never used to talk to my cousins because we all live so far away, but now I can talk to them over Facebook.
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    If I may quote Jimmy Carr:

    "Am you grammar letting we down?"
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    (Original post by Christian_j)
    If I may quote Jimmy Carr:

    "Am you grammar letting we down?"
    I guess? :yep:
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    well.its taking over MY life :woo:
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    TSR is. :sigh:
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    I do find myself getting more involved with TSR. I originally joined to get advice on a masters application, never expected to post more than a few times. They're good things for society I think, the notion that they are somehow keeping us from socialising proper is absurd.
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    Yes, Facebook is actually really having a negative impact on everything just as most of the internet is really.

    It doesn't promote actual real-life social connections, and makes people nosy/jelaous. I mean the whole idea of social networking is to look at what your friends or whoever in the world is doing and look at their pictures etc.. Pretty ****** up when you think about it
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    (Original post by desi_jatt)
    Yes, Facebook is actually really having a negative impact on everything just as most of the internet is really.

    It doesn't promote actual real-life social connections, and makes people nosy/jelaous. I mean the whole idea of social networking is to look at what your friends or whoever in the world is doing and look at their pictures etc.. Pretty ****** up when you think about it
    promote real life social connections? if anything i have more real life connections, not less, since its easier to organise things. also i talk to people i wouldnt talk to if i didnt have facebook - more social connections right there.

    nosy and jealous people would be jealous and nosy without facebook.

    and its not a bad thing that you can see friends pictures etc. people obviously want (or dont mind) you looking if they put them up.
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    Is this forum classed as 'social networking'?
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    definetlY!!
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    TSR is too addictive Facebook is... too handy for stalking. And I hate stalking certain people, yet it's so hard to stop yourself when it's right there!! I certainly think I go overboard sometimes, and hate how obsessive I become.

    On the other hand, it is incredibly useful for keeping in contact with people I actually want to and harbour normal, not stalk-crazy feelings for :o:
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    I don't find them addictive, I use Facebook because it's useful but I don't feel any need to check it/update it every 5 minutes like some dicks.
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    I have a facebook page and a twitter account. I never use them.

    Utterly, utterly pointless.

    I do love forums, though. I've procrastinated through GCSEs, IB and now University thanks to a series of forums . . . :sigh:
 
 
 
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