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    Do you think social media is good/bad, what are the good/bad points, do you use it? That sort of thing, I'm just using this as a control group for some ideas
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    GOOD
    -Keep in contact with friends
    -Long distance calls with family etc
    -Access to more academic resources (more computers than social media)
    -Meet new people...
    -I'm sure there are others

    BAD
    -Meet new people (i.e. stalkers etc)
    -Grooming
    -Cyber bullying
    -Waste of time?
    -Lack of privacy
    -Trying to put a filter on life == low self esteem (have you watched the viral millenial video thing? It's really interesting and very relevant)
    -Obsession with celebrities?

    I know there are so many other pros/ cons but can't think of them all right now
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    GOOD
    -Keep in contact with friends
    -Long distance calls with family etc
    -Access to more academic resources (more computers than social media)
    -Meet new people...
    -I'm sure there are others

    BAD
    -Meet new people (i.e. stalkers etc)
    -Grooming
    -Cyber bullying
    -Waste of time?
    -Lack of privacy
    -Trying to put a filter on life == low self esteem (have you watched the viral millenial video thing? It's really interesting and very relevant)
    -Obsession with celebrities?

    I know there are so many other pros/ cons but can't think of them all right now
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    (This is for an English assessment)
    Do you think social media is good/bad, what are the good/bad points, do you use it? That sort of thing, I'm just using this as a control group for some ideas
    Thanks
    Disadvantages:

    - ''Check in'' features on websites like Facebook can make people an easy target for predators

    - Can damage relationships with people. If you're out with friends a lot of time you can all be glued to your phones instead of actually talking to each other

    - Terrorist groups can use it as a way of misleading young people

    - Too distracting. You become less productive as you're too busy scrolling through Facebook instead of getting stuff done.

    Advantages:

    - Advertising on social media can help business owners and non-profit organisations

    - Breaking news can be accessed quickly and easily. You no longer have to wait around until the news came on at a certain time in the past

    - Can easily communicate with friends and family including those that may live hundreds or thousands of miles away
 
 
 
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