09 Nov '11, 3pm

Is Social Networking Bad for You?

Is Social Networking Bad for You?

Using part of your other 8 hours on social networking websites such as Facebook , LinkedIn , and Twitter can build your human capital, but social networking has a dark side that can stifle creativity and foster narrow-mindedness if you’re not careful. Once upon a time if you had different opinions, interests, or views from the norm, you were considered odd or maybe even weird. Then the Internet came along and changed all that. No matter how different you are, and no matter how strange your beliefs, you can find a million others just like you. On the surface, there’s nothing wrong with this. No matter what you think or what you like, there’s an online community just a few clicks away where everybody knows your name. The internet is now one big high school cafeteria. Jocks over here, nerds over there, brainiacs back there, stoners over . . . uh, stoners? Do you remember how ...

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