How does it work ? Bulletin boards i.e. a Space you share: Real name / Screen Name Personal Profile Date of Birth, hometown, schools, likes, and dislikes. Post pictures, favorite songs, Videos, and things you like. Invite and Accept friendship requests to your site to post comments. This information could then be available to everyone in the world to see!!
The most serious problem is about Privacy. People share their personal life on Social-Networking Web sites. Its easy to access not only to our personal life, but also to our information… like the: Name, Age, and Address can be used to commit online crimes easily.
Facebook According to Joan Goodchild, senior Editor of Chief Security Officer Online: Your privacy may be at far greater risk of being violated than you know when you log onto Facebook.
Your information is being shared with third parties. Privacy settings revert to default after each redesign. Facebook ads may contain malware Your real friends unknowingly make you vulnerable. Scammers are creating fake profiles ….most dangers of Facebook
Facebooks mission is to get you to share as much information as it can so it can share it with advertisers. As it looks now, the more info you share the more they are going to with Advertisers and make money.
Facebook Redesigns Every time Facebook redesigns the site, which happens at least a few times a year, it puts your privacy settings back to a default in which, All of your (personal) information is made public. Facebook does not notify you the changes, and your privacy settings are set back to public default.
Is Facebook or other social Networking sites secure platform to communicate with your friends ?
No such Thing is Private The internet is like an elephant – it never forgets. While spoken words leave Little trace and are quickly forgotten, written words endure in the online environment. Whatever you post, tweet (on Twitter), update (your profile), share, even if its deleted immediately afterwards --- has the potential to be captured by someone, somewhere, without your knowledge. There is no such thing as private in the world of social media because anything you put up can be grabbed copied, saved on someone elses Computer and mirrored in other sites.
Twitter Its based on people following others and getting to read their tweets. This is one of the dangers of social networking sites because many people want as many followers as possible and they are not shy about what they say in their tweets.
A Little Bird told me- Another truth about Twitter Every time you use Twitter, the government keeps a copy of your tweets. Sounds crazy, but its true.
Social networking sites can make life easier for spammers and stalkers Social networking sites are ideal havens for online criminal activities as they provide a combination of two key factors: a huge number of users and a high- level of trust among these users. (Zdnet.com) Spammers
Very of us would provide our personal information, e.g Date of Birth, Address, phone numbers, employee Name, school names etc to someone we met in real life, but were quite happy to give it to a total stranger online. Protect your personal data as if it were a matter of life and death.
What happens on the internet stays on internet and its up to you to make sure what appears in connection with your name and image does not have the potential to harm you now or in the future.
According to FBI:Once information is posted to a social networking site, it is no longer private. The more information you post, the more vulnerable you may become. Just visiting a website can expose your computer to malware even if you do not download a file or program. Websites with information on popular celebrities are hijacked by criminals, or criminals may create such websites to lure victims to them.
a new study suggests using Facebook may not be a great idea for those with low self-esteem.self-esteem.
Extremely dangerous for teenagers!! With their brain still developing, it is very easy to take advantage of them by pretending to be someone else…(interested in him/her) and then the criminal reveals that it was a hoax. Many teens have fallen into deep depression or even lost their life, an enormous tragedy and one the biggest dangers of social Networking.
Cyber bullying is a serious problem. Cyber bullying is a act to harm other people through Internet, cell phone or other social networking sites. Some people spread lies, write bad comments and often post damaging information on websites.
The statistics on cyber bullying and suicide are alarming: Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts
Facebook is a silent killer It's all about social class and popularity, … people use it to complain, gossip, fight and pretty much anything that sends a negative message.
Whenever two strangers of the opposite gender are alone with each other, Satan becomes the third one between them.
Ego is the part of us that loves power. It is the part that loves to be seen, recognized, praised and adored. Facebook provides a powerful platform for this. by which every word, picture, or thought I have can be seen, praised or LIKED. As a result, we begin to seek this.
Whenever we put a picture, we wait for compliments; With the number of Likes or comments, physical beauty becomes something that can now be quantified. When we put a post, we wait for it to be liked. And we are ever conscience of – and even compete in-the number of friends we have.
More importantly, it creates a false sense of self-importance. Soon I become the focus, the one on display. The message is: I am so important. My life is so important.
Every move I make is so important. The result becomes an even stronger me-focused world, where I am at the center.
The goal of this life is to realize the Truth of Allahs greatness. The goal is to take myself out of center and put HIM (God) there instead.
Allah says in Quran: Mutual rivalry in seeking worldly increase diverts you from God. (Sura al Takasar - Verse: 2)