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MySpace, Facebook, who needs them?

November 19, 2009
By Cody2 BRONZE, Wilmington, Delaware
Cody2 BRONZE, Wilmington, Delaware
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In the article 'Not In My Space' by Sara B. it says that MySpace and facebook could ruin your future. I totally agree with her in this article. People are being bullied, harassed and sexually harassed on these social networking sites. It's bad what people do to each other on these sites, from people being bullied I've heard stories of people committing suicide because of the intensity of the bulling that goes on. All those reasons have made me decide that I don't want or need one, if you have that chance of those things happening to you. All the people being bullied on these sites, could have avoided it all by not having one. The people that want to sexually harass someone online and off-line, there is something psychologically wrong with them. When she said it would haunt you, I took it as, if you write something and it discriminatory, profane, and or sexually explicit content and thing that you wouldn't say out loud or in front of your parents, your employers can see it. If your employer sees any of those negative things it could make you not get a promotion, or make you lose your job, and at that young age you don't want that.

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on Dec. 15 2010 at 10:19 pm
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
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Live for today, not for tomorrow

I agree. You don't want to get me started on the disadvantages of facebook. People are looking their ability to communicate face to face. They run out of things to say because they are so used to being able to stop conversations whenever they want. It's really annoying.  

Cody2 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 15 2010 at 6:28 pm
Cody2 BRONZE, Wilmington, Delaware
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I wrote this article and i have a facebook, never been harrased and i just wrote this for school and it was a feedback article so if yall are woundering noo this isn't about me but about people who are bullied and harrased by facebook

kittykat369 said...
on Dec. 6 2010 at 9:04 pm
I also agree. I also think that people get sucked into FB and myspace. People become obsessed wtih these sites to the point where they're ignoring their loved ones. The bullying that happens when you give younger people the chance to write whatever they wish is unbelievable. My advice to anyone, don't write it if you wouldn't say it in front of you grandmother.

on Nov. 14 2010 at 5:18 pm
TasteDaSkittles BRONZE, Bayfield, Colorado
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"dream on"

i agree. this last year mine was hacked and they wrote very rude and predjudice things that will stick with me for the rest of my life.good luck and spread your thoughts of this!

LexiB SILVER said...
on Oct. 30 2010 at 7:49 am
LexiB SILVER, Tallassee, Alabama
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"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you where ever you go."

Joshua 1:9

I think that, as ars said, that you could eaisly remove someone who was threatining and tell someone in authority. I think, however, that most of today's teens spend  way to much time online. I only check my facebook once a week to once a month, and I'm not obbessed with.

kmb404 said...
on Oct. 28 2010 at 12:09 pm
kmb404, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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I do not agree that Facebook or MySpace could ruin your future. If some body is getting bullied or harassed, either block them or delete them from your page. Facebook or MySpace keep you in touch with friends that do not live close. Social networks or good but can be dangerous at times. Most people will not accept a persons friends request if they do not know them. 



ars360 BRONZE said...
on Oct. 28 2010 at 11:09 am
ars360 BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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I don't agree that Facebook or MySpace could ruin your future. If someone is being bullied, harassed, or sexually harassed, they can easily remove and block that person from their page. If a person is in a situation where they have a job and are friends with co-workers, managers, etc. the person could stop posting statuses about discrimination, using profanity, and sexually explicit content. The person could also remove them from viewing their profile because it's their book and their space. Basically, it's personal information on those two websites; therefore, you should consider having them as friends on there before you accept the friend requests.

on Oct. 28 2010 at 10:57 am
imkayydavis SILVER, Missouri City , Texas
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"Be yourself and not who people want you to be."

I disagree and agree. I disagree because I have a Facebook, and it is a good way to reconnect with old friends. I agree with this article because I believe that social networks are not for bullying or harassing someone. If it is friends who are bullying or harassing the other friends, I believe it's time to get a new set of friends and leave the old ones alone. 

Cmg6604 BRONZE said...
on Oct. 26 2010 at 2:32 pm
Cmg6604 BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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Maybe you should be more responsible in school!!

lph6605 BRONZE said...
on Oct. 26 2010 at 2:24 pm
lph6605 BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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It has its pros and cons. One, if you're getting bullied by your "friends" on a social networking site, perhaps you should have better friends. It's your fault just as much as theirs. I think it's helpful for school when I forget homework or lose my bearings. It certainly doesn't harm anyone by simply existing. The things that harm people are the "friends" who take advantage of the website and you.

on Oct. 23 2010 at 2:38 pm
samchichi BRONZE, Lake Worth, Florida
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1)Nobodys perfect, deal wih it
2)I don't care what anyone thinks of me, i'm me and i won't change for anyone!!
3) If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all!!!!!!!!!!


on Sep. 20 2010 at 6:11 pm
Carmella_Hastings GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Walt Emerson

ROFL!!! I should so try that....thanks!! :)

on Sep. 20 2010 at 6:11 pm
Carmella_Hastings GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Walt Emerson

that's what i said! :)

on Sep. 20 2010 at 6:10 pm
Carmella_Hastings GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Walt Emerson

I completely agree. I once had a facebook- last year- and I loved it at first. Then I found all my friends from my old school and I got bored. All I did was play a game and talk to my friends- but i have an iPod touch for that. Facebook I know from personal experience is pointless

matt's gurl said...
on Sep. 8 2010 at 10:19 am
Ya litgirl and Dr. Jones is right lol If ur not mature enough DON'T use it!

on Aug. 14 2010 at 6:41 pm
JeremyHerbert PLATINUM, Fairview Park, Ohio
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Like Litgirl said, if you're responsible and sensible about it, you should be fine.  You can always choose who to be friends with.  But still it does make it easier to prey on people. 

And an interesting phenomenon I've seen is guys using the friend lists as menus of sorts.  They pick whatever girl they want to "pursue."  Not in a romantic, fliratious way, but love 'em and leave 'em fashion.  It's sickening.

Litgirl said...
on Aug. 7 2010 at 10:08 am
Litgirl, Añasco, Other
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Love is the river of our happiness, as much as it is the rain of our tears.

I agree that this social networks can mean trouble,but I believe that's mostly if the person is not responsible and mature enough in the use of it. If the person knows how to behave in there it doesn't have to be such a danger. There's a good part to this social networks also. Personally,my two new best friends live a little away from me,they don't drive yet,so it's hard to hang out often. And they can't afford cell phones. Plus,soon we will go separate ways for college,so facebook is the easier way for us to keep in touch. We mostly use it only between ourselves,so it's not to worry. My point is I think everyone who can keep their purposes on track shall be all right.

Jacks said...
on Jul. 27 2010 at 10:47 am
Jacks, Hanover, Pennsylvania
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"This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper." - T.S. Eliot

some people dont have texting/phones and when school lets out how r they supposed to stay in touch with their friends? yes theres such a thing as email but if u want to have a back and forth conversation then facebook/myspace is a good way to do it. i agree that things u put on the internet can come back to haunt you, so how about this - dont say or post anything inapropriate, dont talk to creepoids, and make sure your friends arent the kind of people to talk chizz when u arent there. duh. facebook/myspace arent bad, its the people on them with bad intentions that give these sites bad names.

KelsieYellow said...
on Jul. 18 2010 at 2:37 pm
I dont have a facebook or myspace and i dont plan on having one, wats the point i call and txt my friends.

on Jul. 6 2010 at 10:38 pm
struck-by-llamas, Eureka, California
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 I agree with you 100%, and enjoyed reading your article. I encourage those around me not to use social networking sites by telling them it is just another way the government will find you. And if that doesn't work, I let them know that when indeed the government does find them, their ninja powers will be repealed. Try that on for size.