Social Media and Identity

In: Business and Management

Submitted By mangoyan
Words 607
Pages 3
Anna Mangoyan
Stephen Housepian
ENG101
7/21/13

Social Media is stealing our Identity

We are still excited by sharing our personal lives with social networks without realizing how we can be affected. Social Networks collect our identity, track our every movement, and can affect our future. Many people don’t understand that social networks collect our identity for their own business profits. We are having a good time by checking out our friends pictures and reading their thoughts and experiences online. If we think more deeply we will understand that there is something wrong. We like the fact that Facebook or other websites advertise our favorite stuff. For instance, I like to shop online and I always receive advertisement about fashion which was very entertaining for me. I was very excited to go to different websites and shop around. Now I am receiving so much junk emails and if I don’t delete them I will end up with two hundred emails a week. This is insane; every company sells each other our personal information to run their businesses. I feel that we are under control and we don’t have the same freedom anymore. Social networks track every movement we make. They are using us around the world by harming our lives. For example, I heard on the radio that now employers check our social networks before hiring us. They check our profiles and things we wrote online, which give them the idea whether or not to hire us. Moreover, credit card companies also do same by checking our marital status, race, sex, zip code and the type of websites we visit. Another example, I have seen a video on YouTube which surprises me a lot. A group of people for an organized Psychic office invited 10 people to go and have a free trial. I was impressed how the psychic was reading their lives. He was very detailed telling this person what type of tattoo he had on his…...

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