After reading several articles and discussing several topics in class regarding social networking sites and both the benefits and issues that go along with them, I feel that they can be entertaining and fun but at the same time extremely dangerous.
I am a frequent YouTube viewer and I also have a facebook account, but that is the extent to which I utilize social networking sites. I feel that YouTube is very entertaining and in many ways educational or informative of the world around me. Although there are numerous totally stupid and irrelevant videos posted, the site provides viewers with a closer look at the popular culture surrounding us.
People utilize SNS for numerous different reasons but mainly for networking, marketing, communication and surveillance. I personally have gotten involved in facebook because I enjoy being able to keep in touch with old friends and share pictures.
Through personal experience I have learned that SNS can be an extremely dangerous aspect of media. They can be fun and entertaining but one must be extremely careful about the information posted on a personal page and the settings and access that others have to your page.