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Published On: Tue, Dec 25th, 2012

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1) The role of  Social Networking Sites in today’s life .

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  1. neha says:

    If you wanted to be in touch with your surroundings it is very much required to be the part of social network. Moreover , few things are there which are left unnoticed in our daily routine but which get highlighted on these very sites.

  2. vasu lamani says:

    the social networking is one of the best sharing thing in the world but as well as it going on worst . so preventing some secret of the country or person or a community and now a days it’s become sexully relationship and doing the reiots between the communities

  3. Shriram Yadav says:

    According to me Social Networking sites are beneficial to our way of life because it increases the communication between friends and family as well as establishes new relationships based on mutual experiences and interests. When an individual joins a social networking site such as Facebook or MySpace they are more than likely looking to connect with friends and family. That connection increases positive relationships among those established relationships. Pictures and videos are shared between the connected group which is a positive action. Also, the ability to build new relationships with people who share common friends and interests is another added benefit. Many social networking sites have interest groups on a wide range of topics and people can join those groups to discuss the subject with like minded people. The Strongest feature of social networking site is that each and every person can share there view’s without any fear because these site’s didn’t differentiate between poor people and rich people view’s. That’s why these sites play good role in the society.

  4. leela says:

    A social network site is a recent phenomenon born out of the Internet that allows individuals to create a personal profile or identity, and connect with friends and strangers alike almost anywhere in the world.
    Nowadays, social networking is changing the way how people do everything. From the way people gather information, communicate and most importantly the way they interact and express their ideas. Surprising, you may find out that the importance and relevance of social networking medias are growing stronger with the invincible rapid development in technology. Naturally, with the handiness of high speed internet facilities by various service providers like Cox Communications, gives people the thrust to engage in activities on the Facebook, Twitter, etc.

  5. leela says:

    The 47% of Americans who use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have spent billions of minutes social networking in 2012.
    The increasing prevalence of social communication via computers, apps, and mobile devices has been constant and controversial. Is social media advancing beneficial social, political, and business changes, or is it causing a harmful dependence on screen-based technology and spawning less meaningful interpersonal relationships.
    In addition to in-depth pro and con research, the revamped ProCon.org social networking website contains a historical background section, videos, photos, over 200 footnotes and sources, and Did You Know? facts including:

    Social networking sites are the top news source for 27.8% of Americans, ranking below newspapers (28.8%) and above radio (18.8%) and print publications (6%).
    Students who used social networking sites while studying scored 20% lower on tests, and students who used social media had an average GPA of 3.06 versus non-users who had an average GPA of 3.82.
    35 global heads of state, every US Cabinet agency, 84% of US state governors, every major candidate for US President, and more than 40% of top global religious leaders are on Twitter.
    10% of people younger than 25 years old respond to social media and text messages during sex.
    In July 2012 Americans spent 74.0 billion minutes on social media via a home computer, 40.8 billion minutes via apps, and 5.7 billion minutes via mobile web browsers for a total of 121.1 billion minutes on social networking sites in one month.

  6. Urmila says:

    helpful to us on today’s life style.

  7. Abhimanyu Singh says:

    Today the world has indeed become a small place with the advent of new technologies. We employ these new advances in Electronic technology as a medium to access the social networking sites & to keep in touch with our loved ones. The world wide web is replete with such sites for eg Facebook , google+ , orkut, hi 5 & the list goes on. However like any other invention they have their own set of advantages & disadvantages.

    ADVANTAGES of social networking sites:-
    1) People can keep in touch with their friends & are constantly aware of their whereabouts.
    2) They have also become a new medium of knowledge sharing. You can find several study groups formed on such networking sites. eg- groups for UPSC preparation, Cat preparation etc. All this e-learning in a funny way with your friends as well as other unknown aspirants is a good alternative to boring coaching classes & you can also save the time wasted in commuting to the coaching class.
    3)Lately these sites have become a medium of creating a mass uprising. The recent protests in DELHI by the Indian youth for speeding up the adjudication process in the cases of rape, have been organized by the use of social networking sites only.The interesting thing about these uprisings is that there is no leader involved & these protests were completely apolitical.
    4) Now if u want any slightest detail about any job profile or something which you can’t find easily searching on the Internet then u can do it very easily by contacting someone who is already in that profession. You can send him a message directly regarding your queries & get the right information. A real life example of the top most authority in direct contact with the aspirants can be seen on TWITTER website. On twitter, the chairman of SSC (a recruitment organization of govt. of India) directly replies to the queries of all the aspirants. Thus the candidates need not roam around govt offices or call on the official number for getting their queries solved.
    5)Today everyone has become a local journalist or a reporter. Anyone can share a local happening in the form of a video on you tube or images on other networking websites. Thus today we have access to even those stories which are not covered by the media.

    DISADVANTAGES of social networking sites:-
    1) Excessive information sharing has impacted the privacy of individuals.
    RIGHT TO PRIVACY is a right forming part of right to life enshrined under Art. 21. Any hacker can hack your social account & can use it to spread antisocial & unethical messages.
    2) These sites have also become the medium of sharing indecent & malicious content . The recent amendments in the “Indecent representation of women Act” is due to rampant misuse of the networking & file sharing websites.Now the act encompasses the electronic media also & the ambit has been increased to handheld devices & other devices that store images , movie clips etc.
    3) The sites have become the tools to spread rumours & false information for disrupting normal life & creating insecurity in the minds of Indian citizens. The recent example is when there were mass messages being circulated that NORTH INDIANS will be targeted in various parts of the country. All these messages created panic & insecurity in the minds of north Indians & there were mass departures from railway stations. All this hampered the normal life of citizens also. Bangalore railway station experienced the greatest logjam.
    4)Some people have become extremely addicted to such sites & they are constantly wasting their time on such websites posting worthless comments & photos. Thus social networking sites have also become a medium of Hypocrisy & showoff. The ever increasing materialistic inclination is constantly manifested on such websites. Most of the people seem to be involved in a worthless race of acquiring money & then later show off their life of greed on such websites. All this sends a wrong message to the citizens.
    Also since people are shifting to sedentary lifestyle of constantly being in front of a PC , They are wreaking a great havoc on their health.

    Hence in a nutshell , social networking sites have their own set of ramifications. It is upon us whether to utilize such sites for noble purposes & self betterment or waste our time & indulge in malicious activities using them

  8. Social Networking is now an active part of the social media that is contributing its might on every aspect of human endeavors. During the past decade, social networks have evolved from a simple playground for communication between friends, acquaintances, relatives and other persons we love to an arena or platform for social change. Hundreds and thousands of people are participating in subjects that range from economics, politics, business and all other human aspects affecting their day-to-day lives. A few years back social networking is considered as a place for chit chatting and just for posting of pictures, photos, videos etc.

  9. SHASHANK MITTAL says:

    A social networking site is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social network services are web-based and provide means for users to interact over the Internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging.

  10. Neha Sharma says:

    Socail Networking Site is a good source of communications, Sharing ideas in todays life.Facebook & Twitter began as a social networking tool a way for friends to keep in touch. Its became a common destination for people where all persons from different ages mainly youth writing extensive comment back & forth.Socail networking site play a very important role because here all person from different countries, different region, different position can share and post their views. In past years its uses are only to connect with friends & relatives. But now in these days its range became very vide not only communicate with friend and relatives.

  11. Rahul kumar says:

    Social networking is now an active part of the social medea that is contributing, its might on every aspect on human’life and edeavors.
    during the past decade,social networks have envolved form a simple play ground for communiation between friends,acquaintances,relatives and other persons.we love to an arena or platform for social change.Hundreds and thosands of people are participating in subjects that range forme conomics,politics,busines and all other human life.
    A few years back social networking is considerad as a place for chit chatting and just sending a picture,photos,mail and videos etc.
    Social networking is a biggest part of the computer.

  12. sur mangang says:

    in today generation social networking is very important to spread fast news to one another and sharing of thought to each other.moreover,it could help collection of views from many people of particular issue and chose the most likable views to do the particular issue.but sometimes it can ruined adolescent period particulary for wasting of their valueable times…so,its the parent and aged people of this society to minimize and follows the rules fo working this types of social networking.

  13. Varun Thakur says:

    Role of social networking sites in today’s life? Its a pretty absurd question.
    Social networking sites as we all know has now became a media of spreading awareness and making people realize of what’s happening in their world as well as society. Its not just an medium of connecting with your loved ones and friends but now is widely used to unite people and stand together for a noble cause.
    For ex- Delhi rape case!
    While the 23 year old girl is fighting with death on ventilator. People are coming on the road to fight for justice. Not only this, Facebook has been used by different organisations to provide a platform for those people who are not been able to leave their houses due to some reasons. On the other hand, different celebrities use Twitter to convey their messages to their fans as well as officials.

  14. Noor Alom says:

    It plays vital role in the age of globalisation, easy to interact with friend, peers and also other parts of world.It provide entertainment of individual, family,group and society.Through social networking we undergone an umbrella.

  15. piyush says:

    Social networking is a blend of connection, updation, interest, global exposure and great positive interaction. It acts as a revolutionary and most interactive tool for us by providing us great means of communication. It is the PERSON who invent this for better use but nowadays it is only the PERSON who attempts to u this magic tool in negative direction.Still it gives us satisfaction and joy.

  16. anil kumar says:

    according to my opinion social networking sites are very important in our lives. most of the people having the account in any one of the social site.
    these are remove the boundaries of the world. most importantly in these days social sites are play vital role in several countries in revolution. by social sites we have inform any news in within seconds of time.

  17. Hitesh gupta says:

    According to my opinion social networking has a pricious role to spread informations in entire world.these sites are very helpfull to connect each other. But many persons uses these sites for vail chatting so please do not use these sites for chat purpose.

  18. richa kumari says:

    Facebook users can claim to have hundreds of friends in their network, yet sometimes find it difficult to name half a dozen people that they have actually met in their local neighbourhood. While social networks have helped people to meet like-minded contacts online, they have had a more limited role in developing face-to-face contact in communities.But gradually, social networks are beginning to have a bigger role in building community and catalysing neighbourhood co-operation and social action. The recent post-riot clean-up Twitter campaign was one example of how social media can be used to inspire people to get involved in community life.

  19. yogesh gupta says:

    A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social network services are web-based and provide means for users to interact over the Internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging. Online community services are sometimes considered as a social network service, though in a broader sense, social network service usually means an individual-centered service whereas online community services are group-centered. Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, activities, events, and interests within their individual networks.

  20. Swati Verma says:

    Can a human being thrive without being accompanied by his friends, family or colleagues? Well its not a matter to ponder upon. Plainly the answer is no! Human being. Is a social animal and it needs someone to care for him, love him and advise him.
    Today, in this fast-forward life, where everyone is running in a desire for better standards of living, it is these social networking sites that helps one remain connected with society on the go!
    Where’s you?….How’s U?….How’s life?…all such gestures are answered on a click. Memorable moments captured, are shared with friends and family members across the world in seconds. Facebook, Twitter, Zorpia, Orkut and numerous other social networking sites help knit two and more different worlds together.
    Sometimes it also acts as a uniting medium for people to fight against injustices or to carry on mass movements. It is through these sites that unknown people stand together to support public causes.
    Besides for common man, these sites act as an advertising pool for various marketing purposes, publishing various event details and promoting people welfare causes.
    Though sometimes these sites let us down when being misused. But in total, social networking sites have become an essential part of our daily life. Stay connected, stay happy!

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