The Internet provides us with numerous services that complement our needs. However, some of these services are unnecessary or only provides something to do when you want to waste time. For example facebook, instagram, YouTube and twitter are well known sites for people who crave “entertainment.” These sites allow you to listen to music you like, connect with people you know or just share thoughts and photos. All these advantages there must be some disadvantages. Unsurprisingly, the most controversial issue is our privacy. We send emails, photos, videos and other things with the intent that if we ever decided to delete a photo or video it will be deleted permanently. However this is not the case.
Some people may not be bothered by this issue because they don’t post photos or videos on these sites. I believe this would be more of an issue with parents with children. Parents can monitor what their children do on the Internet but let’s face it there is always some way to get around it. So going back to these sites in my opinion all these social networking sites are just another way to set weak minded individuals up for failure especially children. I’m not saying children are dumb but we all were young and naive once we live for today and never think about tomorrow. So we are bound to make mistakes as children but some mistakes we cannot afford to make because it might hinder our future. So if all these sites have these softwares that are able to store a photo after it has been posted or deleted why can’t they make a program or software that will prevent children or adults from posting inappropriate photos or videos. I know one key factor, duh, money! But all the profit they make out of these children using their site I’m sure they can cough up some money to build such a program. I emphasis on children a lot because majority of these sites are targeted to children they are easily persuaded or quick to join the crowd so they make most of their profit from children. I believe regardless what the privacy policies may be if we don’t want our photos or videos stored somewhere unknown just don’t post it up and if you believe it will not hurt you in the future then why not post it up. All in all it’s just a matter of who you want to be and how you portray yourself.