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Transcript of Social Media
Colleges Use Social Media
Social networking site users are vulnerable to security attacks such as hacking, identity theft, and viruses. Social networks do not scan messages for viruses or phishing scams, leading to large-scale problems like the 2012 virus Steckt.Evl spread from Facebook's chat window.
For political flacks, Twitter is a mixed blessing. It’s the fastest way to get your message out — and the fastest way to get yourself into trouble.
What can social media do?
"There are myths about kids spending time online — that it is dangerous or making them lazy," says Mizuko Ito, lead author of a social media study. "But social media seems essential for computer skills."
Too much Social Media?
And The Dangers Of It
If you advertise heavily on YouTube, you can guarantee that YouTube users will make very mean videos about your brand, and upload them to YouTube.
Comments and Rude Videos
Facebook currently limits the age to 13 but it is easy to lie online about your age and many 8-12 year olds have Facebook accounts – exposing themselves to strangers, or posting innocent (or not so innocent) photos of themselves only to catch the attention of a predator.
Some teens assume that because video and photo texts or "Snaps" as they are called, disappear in just a few seconds the snapchat app is totally harmless. However, photos can be saved as screenshots. This is worrisome for parents because they have no control over what comes across their teenager's screen.
Instagram is another social platform, therefore, a teen can become friends with an adult pretending to be a teenager. --->
From subtweets on Twitter to the shady Snapchat, there are many different ways that teens can be bullied online.
Pinterest is a newer platform, and most think it isn't so bad, mainly because no one has experianced the spamming and bullying yet. Most people feel safer with the network.