Aguilar 1 Ruben Aguilar
2 November 2012
Twitter has come to be probably the most commonly used social networking site, nearly half of twitter users view their profiles every day. Some of the users spend an unreasonable amount of their time on twitter, whiling the hours away unnoticed, while chores to go unfinished, and even going to the extent of ignoring family and friends in the real world. Although a majority of the hundreds of millions of people use twitter as a special networking device, it has several of negative impacts such as social isolation, communication problems, and health problems which profoundly impact the lives of the users. "The people drawn to Twitter are
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"For the uninitiated, here's how Twitter works - I have no f***ing idea. I have no idea how it works - or why it is." (Jon Stewart), comedian and host of The Daily Show. That is all part of exposing your life on a social networking website. The use of twitter can also cause problems at work with frequent checking tweet updates during work time. This may lead to misunderstandings between the management and staff. This is what has led to many organizations banning twitter from working places. Twitter leads to procrastination as twitter addicts find themselves too busy to attend to important and urgent matters due to being online chatting, updating tweets and retweeting other people’s information. Twitter has been in the news several times over issues of privacy; twitter makes it easy for people to access information about other people from their profiles as a majority of users tend to give out all their information on their twitter accounts. This can result to issues of surveillance and hacking. “On health issues, twitter leads to eye strain due to the amount of time spend online on the computer” (Thompson).
"Ummm . . . I don’t think it’s as big of a dilemma as people seem to think. We haven’t focused on it yet and I can’t say for sure how it’s going to work." – (Evan Williams),