Rishi Shah, Staff Writer

Introduction: WHAT IS SOCIAL?

Social Networking is a way users communicate and interact digitally by posting comments, messages, pictures, sharing additional information, ideas, interests, and much more.

Examples: A few social networking apps/websites used today include Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, WhatsApp, Facebook, Discord, Twitter, WeChat, Hangouts, Tumblr, Twitch, Vimeo, Skype, and LinkedIn.



There are many benefits when it comes to Social Networking. In fact, it was one of the only things people used to socialize during the pandemic. Social networking helps us humans in many ways. Here are a few:

1) It helps to form, maintain, and grow connections with friends and family.

2) It helps us to stay informed about what’s happening around the world.

3) It helps us connect with other people all around the world.

4) It’s fast, reliable, and you can connect to anyone from even your smartwatch.

5) You can connect anytime because this network never sleeps.

6) It’s also a great opportunity for businesses to grow.

7) You can get the latest news and information than anywhere else.



You should know that everything has a dark and dangerous side, including when it comes to Social Networking.

Here are a few negatives to Social Networking :

1. When you are Social Networking you are losing real face-to-face contact with friends and family.

2. You might be sharing too much information. Big companies like Facebook tend to share and sell, making all sorts of problems.

3. People might cyber bully you by sending you hurtful comments, posting untrue things, and things of that sort. This can lead you to stress, anxiety, and possibly depression.

4. Social media might actually promote antisocial human behavior.

5. It keeps you distracted, as you tend to check on messages and social media posts when you receive them all throughout the day.

6. It changes your habits and disturbs your sleep negatively.



In conclusion, Social Networking has many benefits and dangers that you should be aware of when you are using it. Don’t be distracted, check only 1-2 times a day, share less information, and don’t check before sleeping. You should know if you have fallen into one of the dangers of Networking and what to do if so.