Tuesday, 12 October 2010
How do you view Social Networks? Most times individuals easily give out their information on social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but have they ever stopped for a moment to think of the dangers of giving out their personal information on such sites?
The worst part of such sites is how information spread so easily, one might think that the danger would prevent people from giving out information to strangers but reverse has always been the case. A recent survey has shown that people who actively engage in the use of this social network sites range from the ages of 14-40. Arguably one can say the figure is rather high but even at that it would be wise to go further in seeing how these sites have totally destroyed people in different ways.
In the UK an employee was dismissed from office after she published on Facebook that she had a terrible day at work and she did not enjoy her place of work . Although she was surprised of her termination on her arrival to work the next day and of which she claimed that her fundamental human rights has been breached (freedom of the press) under the law but her boss on the other hand was more concerned over the image of his company. The fact that an individual has certain rights as established under the Universal Declaration Of Human Right does not entitle that individual to abuse those rights.
Another classic example is the death of a pretty young girl who gave out her address to an unknown fellow on Facebook. Perhaps the major thing on her mind then was her beauty and the fact that she was charming but little did she know that the stranger was actually a killer. The stranger in question located her address and not only raped her but also brutally killed her.Few days after that event investigations were carried out and the pictures were displayed on Facebook.The examples are honestly endless.
Personally these social network sites are not totally dangerous because they have helped in connecting people and have lead to good friendship, relationship and even marriage. All i cry for is caution.