In today’s world of Internet making its giant steps into our personal life there appeared an urgent topic of social networks: whether they useful or harmful for us? Can they be called real helpers or just seemingly friends whose only target is money and other stuff?
It’s a very arguable question especially if you take up any of these two radical positions. The truth is as always somewhere in the middle. The degree of how much are social networks harmful for you is determined by your own way of using it. You can be called a craftsman if you are able to benefit from its advantages and avoid inevitable drawbacks.
Let’s take as the example our social service Talkoclock to find out the shades of this urgent matter!
Among obvious advantages there can be easily distinguished such things as: staying in touch with friends without any difficulties, increased chances to make new friends, as well as finding romantic relationships. However even those who praise such services for these obvious advantages do not tend to use them.
Imagine you communicate with your friends, say, on Facebook. Nevertheless Talkoclock is a way much easier and natural service to provide you with new acquaintances. Anyway, both Facebook and Talkoclock have the ability to unite people creating additional opportunities for communication.
Among less obvious advantages we may state communication with the representatives of different cultures. Such communication develops our personality increasing our intelligence, curiosity and tolerance. So, if didn’t have the chance to communicate with a foreigner on Facebook there’s a clear and obvious opportunity to do so on Talkoclock; we can even name this a special unique feature of Talkoclock service.
Social networks can as well be useful from psychological point of view. No matter what they do on social networks, teens are constantly creating, recreating, and honing their identities, which is a primary goal of adolescent development.This requires constant reflection on who they are, on who they want to become, and on their values, strengths, and weaknesses.
There’s no use of mentioning the obvious features of social networks as Facebook’s political activities group or jobs found through LinkedIn. Almost every successful social network possesses its own list of advantages; the same is with Talkoclock. You can successfully use it as an alarm clock, or a reminder, or even to get your good night wishes, birthday greetings or some surprising jokes or songs.
It’s far more difficult with the social network’s drawbacks. They are the initial cause for furious discussions of social networks’ harm.
The main drawback of our subject networks is that they rather disconnect us, since instead of doing something enjoyable such as talking and eating and dancing and drinking with friends, we are sending them messages or photos in cyberspace, while chained to the table.
Imagine a grown man who doesn’t know what it’s like to enjoy a walk under the rain with his/her mate, hold somebody’s hand or console a friend the whole night through. Since this a way close relationships are born and it would be the saddest thing if a new generation of today’s young people has lost this ability to communicate in a real world, to look somebody in the eyes since it’s much more comfortable to communicate via a monitor when nobody Is able to see you blushing or sweating or crying.
Social networks do possess such a drawback and while creating Talkoclock we knew this. That’s why our service has all the features necessary for real communication.
You don’t waste your precious time sitting in front of the monitor, you live your life and keep the pace with your daily activities with Talkoclock only helping you wake up or go to sleep, reminding about some urgent issues which you should perform in reality. At least you would just cheer up with our surprise calls.
Moreover, you’re not only typing soulless letters but talking to a real person hearing his/her breath and voice intonations.
The second most discussed problematic issue about social networks is privacy. Most resources allow many people to see your profile information and even your messages. Sometimes this is appropriate and what if you don’t want some people to read your personal info one day. Can you imagine how many people are able to read your wall messages on Facebook . However, this is not a problem for Talkoclock since your talks are absolutely private and the only witnesses of your talk are both you and your conversation partner. These talks are safe so it’s impossible that somebody would hear them.
One more vivid drawback is that social networks are a stamping ground for people spreading hate-content in enormous quantities. Inflammatory, hate-filled content just overwhelms the limited efforts to promote tolerance and to teach diversity there. It’s hardly imaginable that you would hear a cruel bloody story from your conversation partner on Talkoclock while it’s a common shared thing with social networks such as Facebook.
Thus social networks do possess a bunch of drawbacks, but took that into account when creating Talkoclock. You can be safe using Talkoclock! Enjoy it!
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