Posted by: Justin Wallace | September 3, 2010

Question of the (fri)Day

I believe in order for us to communicate to this generation we must be connected via social networking. The reality though is the social networking world can have a negative influence on our lives.

So…

My question is this…

How can we effectively and regularly use social networking while still pointing out it’s dangers?

How do we use social networking without allowing it to use and abuse us?

How do we strike a balance?

A recent study performed by York University in Toronto shows that Facebook encourages narcissism. For the average narcissist, Facebook “offers a gateway for hundreds of shallow relationships and emotionally detached communication.” More importantly for this study, social networking in general allows the user a great deal of control over how he or she is presented to and perceived by peers and other users.

There are two articles about this study. Take the time to read them both and let us know your thoughts…

CNN.com Article

Lemondrop.com Article

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