It is easier to maintain good relationships in social networking sites such as Facebook.
A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, who, for example, share interests and/or activities. A social network service essentially 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.
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One of the biggest obstacles using face to face communication to keeping friendships going is time. It takes time to email, to call, to make plans, to send holiday cards, to remember birthdays. Everything you do to maintain good relationships needs time. However, when you are too busy, you can just log in to social networking sites and chat. This is easier as when you are doing work. When you are using the internet, you can just switch browser to inform work or notice to the receiver.
Vivien, Ruyan, Yu Ling, Clarissa (Proposition) 2e2
Yes, taking the time off to call or e-mail the recipient is also good enough but won't the receiver feel a little dissapointed? For example your mother's birthday. You should traitionally make time for it every year so that you can celebrate it. Your mother will feel touched and love you even more every year. Would a 10 second call to your mother to say "Happy Birthday Mum! I love you!" be the same a simple 3 hour appearance for your mother on her special day?
•Social networking sites entice people to spend more time online and less time interacting face-to-face.
•The sites offer many time wasting activities that supplant more productive activities. Teens spend an average of
4 to 6 hours hours per week on social networking sites.
In the study, which randomly selected more than 24,000 undergraduate students from 14 Minnesota colleges, 30 percent of students reported “excessive screen time” in front of their TV or computer. Students who reported screen time as a problem had an average GPA of 3.04, compared to 3.27 for students who said they don't struggle with too much screen time."
• People can meet foreign friends on social network to interact with their friends. We are living in a fast pace world so social network helps to enhance relationship.
• Will it Neglect your own social life? It is easier to communicate online and you can chat on video so it is not really neglecting your own social life. If you were to have a face to face context, you will have to meet each other very frequently to maintain this relationship. Worst if you have hectic lifestyle, you will not have time to meet up with your friends. Does this mean that you cannot maintain your relationship? With face book as a tool to communicate, you can save time and money but most importantly, you can maintain your relationship.
• How to maintain relationship with those who don’t have face book account? We argue that it is easier to maintain relationship online but we didn’t say that we can’t meet people face to face. We have other device like handphone and software like Skype. You can easily contact with those people who doesn’t have a social network account.
• Does this mean that we can don’t meet people?
Again, we made our points very clear that it is easier to maintain relationship online and not don’t see your friends at all. You can meet up with your friends once in a while but you can’t possibly meet them every day so facebook is really a good tool to maintain a relationship
Overall, Americans have more close friends than they did two years ago.
We found that the average American has just over two discussion confidants (2.16). This is a modest, but significantly larger number than the average of 1.93 core ties reported when we asked this same question in 2008 . Similarly, 9% of Americans reported that they had no one with whom they could discuss important matters; significantly less than the 12% of Americans who told us in 2008 that they had no one with whom they could discuss important matters. In addition to fewer people being socially isolated, more people reported having more than two confidants than was reported in 2008. On average, one in five Americans added a new close social tie over the past two years (see Appendix B, Table B3, for a detailed table).
Social networking sites are increasingly used to maintain contact with close social ties
While most people tend to have a very small core network of close social ties, a large segment of users maintain these ties using social networking services. Fully 40% of social networking site users have friended all of their core discussion confidants. This is an increase from 29% in 2008.
It will be more expensive to travel around the world just to payyoue friends a visit if you are from another country, so it's easier to keep in contact with them on facebook and ohter social networking sites. And also, you can makes friends easier and not so awkwardly when you're on the net then face to face context.
Vivien, Ruyan, Yu Ling, Clarissa (Proposition) 2e2
Why do you need to travel around the world? With advances in today's technology, you can use a webcam or a 3G phone to see and talk to people overseas. If you subscribe to a line, it could as well be free. It is almost the same as meeting them in person, but saving lots of money at the same time.
When you are on line it's not so awkward with a person that you have never met before. As, when you are making new friends, you weren't know what to say to them as they might think that you are a weirdo or even you may unintentionally offend them. On online you may treat them as your best friends as you will be able to avoid their face and the communication between you two will not be so awkward. The important point is that you can take much longer time to think what to say or reply
Class: 2E2 Clarisa Sim, Vivien Lai, Sin Yuling, Goh Ru Yan
•The arguments are responded as; firstly meeting new people online is a bad choice due to the risk of identifying stranger’s real role.
•Secondly, knowing online friends is not the same as real friend in reality.
•Thirdly, social networking sites may lead to break downs of existing relationships.
•Every pro side can turn into con side; it depends on how user participates in the online activities.
•The attitudes they react, the manners they have, the purposes they intend to, all those can form and result in a very different answers in real-life.
•In a meaningful conclusion, there are no clear guidelines to determine whether pros or cons sides are on the best beneficial to users. Therefore, virtual communities and social networks do not only enhance but also destroy people’s relationships in real-life
If you are don't even want to speak to someone in person, then what is the point of maintaining a good relationship online? You are missing the human element. When you keep a good relationship online but don't even acknowledging them face to face, then you might as well be strangers. How is that maintaining a good relationship? Maintaining a good relationship is being able to talk to the person as if you've known them forever and not acting like strangers.
Another benefit to communicating through social networking sites is the promotion of education and news. People can share information via links, reviews and applications. They may source this information from other places and share them with others or provide their own information for education, updates of news or support. Many educational institutions encourage learning via the Internet and social networking sites because it allows an easy communication channel for students to learn and share skills. As Jansson (n.d.) shows, “Students enjoy educational opportunities where lesson topics, research, creative ideas, and interactive discussions are at their fingertips.” A study at the University of Minnesota also found “that, of the students observed, [...] 77 percent had a profile on a social networking site. When asked what they learn from using social networking sites, the students listed technology skills as the top lesson, followed by creativity, being open to new or diverse views and communication skills” (Educational Benefits of Social Networking Sites Uncovered, 2008). From this it is clear to see that communicating online is, in numerous ways, beneficial to educating and learning. News information may also be observed online, as many news channels also provide their information on the Internet, which users of social networking sites may peruse via ‘widget’ links and applications. These applications generally provide live feeds of current, updated news to a user’s profile page (on a social networking site), which is further evidence of the constant connection and communication provided by social networking sites and another way in which they are beneficial in society.
For all the benefits of social networking sites in today’s society, it is evident that any impact they have is due to not merely the sites themselves but “the communications layer embedded within [them]” (Young, 2006). Social networking sites depend on the interaction between users because, according to Siegler (2009), they are “simply an extension of social networking [in] the real world” and “ever since the term was born, countless people have debated the implications of taking social interactions virtual.” At different points in time, Siegler (2009) mentions “it has been said that [social networking] would be both the downfall of mankind, and the thing that would bring the planet together [but] the truth is that social networking, while great in many respects, does not fulfil a fundamental human desire: To be in the actual presence of other people.” However, as an extension of offline communication, the use of social networking sites is incredibly advantageous to society. It simply must be remembered that without the basic existence of and need for interpersonal relationships and communicating with other people, social networking sites would be extraneous and insignificant.
Social networking sites allow us to get to know the world in just a "click". Without social networking, your knowledge will be lesser and you are less connected to the world. The world now is going at a very fast pace and withour social networking, you cannot catch up with the world.
Facebook helps in eliminating the effect of distance between you and your friends. Especially when you are on holiday or not available to meet up with your friends, you can just simply log on to the facebook page and chat with your friends. It will also reduce the amount of awkwardness and conflicts faced when you talk face to face with your friends.
The receiver may receive the message in his own perception and thus misunderstand the intent of the message. With those social networking sites, you can explain it whenever you want, as long as you want and so long as it is free even if you are overseas.
Goh Ruyan, Vivien Lai, Sin YuLing, Clarissa Sim (2E2) Proposition
It's EASIER to mantain GOOD relationships on social networking sites means it's easier to maintian good relationship online but does not mean that it has replaced your social interaction in real life. It only means that it helps to strengthen your real life relationships, and if your friend fall out so easily just because of something on the internet then she/he may ot be a true friend.
Social Networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace do have a positive social influence as friendships are easily built when similar interests are identified during online interaction.Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace provide an outlet for people to interact with others without being shy or fearful of rejection. These sites allow people to join various groups in which they share similar interests. A lot of day to day information is shared on daily updates. It definitely helps to maintain good relationship!
Social networking allows individuals to present themselves, articulate their social networks, and establish or maintain connections with others. Other countries can learn more about other countries for free, and they do not have to travel to other countries. It also allows many people to have friends from all over the world.
Yes, I think social networking sites have a positive influence in our society because they provide a form of communication not available in the past.Social networking sites are a great place to meet, interact, and influence people. These sites help people stay in contact with former friends and colleagues. These sites also allow for interaction between people that may otherwise have not happened. People can also send out invitations and try to raise awareness through these sites.
I looked at all the arguments here, and I agree with the statement, but I do agree with some of the things the other side has said, but it doesn't really make sense with the disagreement of the statement. the question is, is it easier, not better. sure face to face, actually being around each other, thats better, thats more real. It has that human element that online socializing does not have. The statement isn't about better its about easier. also I assumed the statement was originally "It is easier to maintain good relationships WITH social networking sites such as Facebook" and that was originally why I was going to say yes, as facebook doesn't necessarilly have to replace your REAL social life, it can help it though because you don't lose contact with the people you can't see everyday, and you can still have a real social life, and when you have to go home or don't have time to actually social in person then social networking sites can be used instead untill you can see them, it can give you more time to socialize along with what you would originally have. but thats if the statement was what I thought it was, to the actually statement, it is easier.
Yes, having social networks such as FaceBook is a good way to maintain a realationship. With new additions to FaceBook such as skyping and video chatting which can allow people in a realationship to see eachother and actually talk with having to use a keyboard are very good and can allow people to get to know each other more. Social netoworking like FaceBook can also allow people who are not in a realationship to find people who they might be interested in. So FaceBook can also start realationships. I have reason to believe that social networking sites such as FaceBook can and are easier to maintain good realaionships.
In my opinion fasebook is really good for people because of many reasons. First of all the main mission of this social web is to conect. People all over the world are communicating with each other, exchange their opinions, experiences.
For example friends or relatives that are living far away from each other can describe what is happening in their life or ask an advice. Facebook makes their life easier.
Besides some people are very shy and can't start comunication eye to eye. Fasebook fasilitates their dating with other people. In this social web useres are more bold than in a real life. A lot of people found their not only a hudge number of friends but also boyfriends and girlfriends, husbands and wifes. Moveover users of fasebook can spend their free time in a very pleasent way just having internet acsess.
Social networks connect people over far distances. Family members in different countries can vicariously share in each others lives through social networking platforms that allow video, photo, updates, chat and now talk features all simultaneously. Although the quality and depth of these relationships vary, it is true that some relationships, perhaps first formed when traveling or with family, would just be non-existent if it weren't for social networking.
Social networking sites these days allow you to contact your friends within seconds. They are efficient and easy to use. I am still in contact with some friends from school who I haven't seen in many years. If it weren't for Facebook, I would have lost contact with them ages ago.
I am Hannah from 2e2. I disagree with this statement. In my opinion, I feel that good relationships in social networking sites such as Facebook are hard to maintain.
• People who use these sites frequently are prone to social isolation. The hours per day of face-to-face socializing have declined as the use of social media has increased.
Parents spend less time with their children and couples spend less time together even when they live in the same house, because they are using the Internet instead of interacting with each other.
Hence, I come to my conclusion. Good relationships in social networking sites such as Facebook are hard to maintain.
Hannah, Izzati, MunYoke and Michelle 2E2
Making friend on the internet is fun, but sometimes can be dangerous as it can become addictive thus causing your schoolwork to go down. And besides, it might be more fun to go online but when you make friends online, do you even say hi to them in person, or do you pretend you do not know them?? So what is the difference. You might as well make friends offline.
~Michelle, Mun Yoke, Izzati and Hannah
Although this is a good point, however if you have a good time management, no matter how addictive it is, you can control yourself. so like if your done your homework and then on your computer, it will not affect your schoolwork.
Not releasing any of your personal information will not harm yourself thus it can be safe and not dangerous.
saying hi to the opposite party can test about your social networking skills. it is not about whether you want to know them or not.
How do you know that people might even bother to manage their time well? Not everybody is independent and strong enough to resist the temptations of the internet. And besides, when a person is addicted to the internet, it won't be easy to stop. I mean, if addiction is so easy to stop, then the world would not need rehabitation centres right? And another point, even if you create a time table for yourself, how do you make sure you follow it?
When it comes to a face to face situation, you can get to know more about the character of the person through the actions and emotions. But for social networking, you can only base on the words and sometimes wordings may be misleading, leading you to think of something which the person might not be trying to express.
Whe it comes to face to face situation, you can get to know more about the character of the person through the actions and emotions. But for social networking, you can only base on the wordings and sometimes wordings may be misleading, leading you to think of something which the person might not be trying to express.
CIA uses Facebook as a Data-Mining Project
Facebook the "greatest espionage tool in history"
Facebook automatically collects confidential data of the registered site users, and Mathaba and now Assange have alleged that this information is then transferred to the U.S. intelligence which provided seed funding for Zuckerberg's Facebook.
CIA Facebook (mathaba.net)
The American Government probably DOES spy on us via Facebook.
it's like taking a crap: it is unpleasant but necessary....
as long as one is not behaving in an abberrant fashion it will proabably be okay.
I hope it will anyway.
Otherwise we are all in very much a screwed postion in this country.
There ARE some apps where to use them they ask for permission to mine your details such as I.D. and friend's list and such things, but you have the option to deny that request, and forego the app.
By face-to-face context, we can tell a long, complex story better.
If we need to the use of internet, for example the Facebook chat, we need to be tedious and type it out. By typing out the story on the chat, it will be very tedious as details are not well explained.
The details can be shown by hand gestures or actions so that the listener can understand better. A story is meant to be listened and understood. Facebook chat can be useful but the main word there is 'chat'. A 'chat' does not mean a novel.
When you only focus on your computer social media, like facebook and twitter most of the time and spend lesser them on your real social life, you will find yourself losing the ability to communicate freely when there are interviews. For example, you for appealing for a job,but you never spend your time sharpening your communication skills but wasting your time on social media like Facebook all those. Then, when people are interviewing you for this job, you can't speak your best out and you might lose to people who work hard in their speaking skills.
In conclusion, social life, face-to-face, would be far more better and made you achieve more than the excitement you have in media life.
People! we are talking about using social networking site to maintain good relationship is more convenient than face to face, not giving up your real social life. When you say that you never spend your time sharpening your communication skills but wasting your time on social media like Facebook all those, you mean that once you are online you can't talked to people anymore? It is more convenient to chat online since people have invented phone and ipad and wifi. Do you want to waste your money just to buy an air ticket to a foreign country every year to chat face to face to maintain good relationship?
Do you think the money is worth?
If we people are maintaining our relationship through face to face, we are going back to ice age.....
We are not improving but deproving.
Compared to what?
I would think if one were to take the time to call or visit, socially that would be more beneficial.
If you are insinuating it maintains relations with one you would not call, yes.
If you only speak on facebook instead of meeting in person or calling, than no.
I don't care either way. I'm anti-social.
Side: I don't care I'm anti-social
No it is not. Because when you don't see the person face to face, you will easily misunderstand the person's tone or intentions. When you are in a bad mood, and that someone talks to you, you will get angry easily because your mind just think that you are talking to a computer, not your friend thus starting arguments easily.
Social networking allow many strangers to invade our privacy. The people we know online may not be the people who we thought they actually are. Infact, they may be hiding their identity to get to know more 'friends' online. By hiding their identity, there are so many things which they can do that we do not know.
I feel that it is harder to mantain good relationships in social networking sites such as Facebook as i feel that on social websites, you might make friends who you do not know. You can also easily misunderstand the other person's tone and end you misunderstanding each other. Meeting face to face can make each other know each other actions and tone easier.
•Rather, impressions are formed based only on the information presented . Some people are more comfortable with this paradigm as it avoids the discomfort of public speaking.
•Communication via written media may lead people to take more time to think through their ideas since their words are in a more permanent setting (online) than most conversations carried on during face-to-face conversations
First we have to look at what a 'good relationship' is and how it can be achieved, and then if social networking can aid the achievement.
What is a good relationship? This is quite disputable, but logic deduces that a good relationship consists of two aspects:
Now, how can these aspects be achieved?
Trust: Through inter-active conversations and face-to-face discussions.
Emotion: Intimacy with a person, eye contact and other types of body language.
Now, do social networking sites provide face-to-face interaction and intimacy? NO because there is no actual human contact online and sharing feelings with a computer screen is very different to real communication.
Therefore, a good relationship cannot be maintained via social networking sites.
good relationships are built on trust,honesty and gud understanding of one another!an interaction can be initiated online but nothing is as helpful as an one to one interaction with people!time constraint in meeting new people is der but the time spent online can be reduced and replaced with live interactions !it always make a difference to say a"happy bday" to anyone with a real smile rather than a smiley!and adding to it smileys dont convey all you want to xpress ,at times not in the rigt sense!
I suppose that we are not avle to ave a good relationships in social networking sites because first of all we do not see this person in real life. In my experience, I can say that I do not have a lot of friends but I do not even need in it. The most important thing for me that I have known them for a long time and all my friendships has been created for 11 or 9 years. That is why how I can have a good relatinships with other people if I even have never seen him/her. What about me I can add that I use Facebook to comunicate with my friend who lives in Canada. I have known her since my childhood that is why I can say that perhaps in this case I can propose a good relationships but for me it is like a little exception.
this question, “How has online social networking influenced your relationships with friends and family?”was asked to me by one my teacher.
i told, “The teenage way of life has completely changed from what it was only twenty years ago. Now, there is a dramatic decrease in face-to-face communication, which reduces our generation’s ability to interact with others on a speaking level.”
We get so much attracted to it because we like the attention we are getting from our friends or any another close person but at that time we don't realize that we are wasting our time.we get so distracted and we do not give any importance to our studies which leads to getting less marks.