Though Facebook and Twitter have led to a positive change in the communication between the people but its darker side is affecting the society a lot. The negative consequences of these social networking sites are either long-term or short-term. If you just dig a little to know how it has influenced the world then you will get to know the potential negative impacts of these social networking sites on the society as a whole.
The Facebook has changed the meaning of friends. Usually friends are those people who are very closely associated with one another. But do you talk to or spend time with all the friends in your friend list? There are several people who have thousands of friends in their list, but they really don't care what they are up to. This has deteriorated the meaning of friendship.
According to a research done by a professor of pharmacology at Oxford University, the new generation is at the risk of developing poor self-control, short attention spans and obsessive personalities and the reason behind all this is their addiction towards the social networking sites.
The biggest impact of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter on the society is the very concept of privacy, which seems to be inexorably fading at a great pace. The Facebook makes our personal information like the full name, birthday, relationships, work history, interests and hobbies, accessible to everyone. And all this becomes an advantage for the advertisers and marketers.
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