I believe that social media is one of the biggest shifts since industrial revolution with over 500 million users on Facebook, 105 million on Twitter, and over 200 million on Myspace I wouldn’t call this a fad since millions and millions of people use Social media and it’s rising every day. Sixty percent of internet users are connected to social networks. Moreover, as we're in the computer age and mostly everyone has a computer or access to a computer, people usually end up using a social network when they’re bored at work, school, or at home.
I find that my friends and I use social networks most when we're bored, usually by texting, checking e-mails, going on facebook etc. Millions of people use social media to communicate with one another, like talking to friends or family. Many people also use social networks to express how they feel about certain things going on in their life or things going on in the world. Now that social networks are how people are keeping in touch they also use them to plan events and meetings. Therefore, the authorities are also using these networks to find out where or when a dangerous event might take place, and take precautionary measures. Employers are even using social networks like Facebook to do a personal check on possible new hires.
The social media is very convenient for people, therefore, it can also be very dangerous as many people don't think twice about what they are posting for the world to see. I try to pay close attention to who has access to my information, because I know that it wouldn't be good if it got into the wrong hands. I will continue to use social networks though, as they are so easy and convenient to contact people, plan events, express opinions and much more.