Drawbacks of Facebook

A privacy paradox: The utility of social networks is based on information sharing, which constrains privacy.

Engaging in online social networks is seen to indicate that the participants either do not care about privacy, do not understand the risks of information sharing, or find privacy controls to be unusable.

The perceived risk of sharing information is the most important determinant of privacy behaviors to lesser extent usability of privacy controls is important.

Finally, privacy preferences are the least important factor to the users thus, the explanation that people don’t care about is the weakest explanation of the privacy paradox on Facebook.

The advent of new depression

On Facebook, people share their life activities. Some share their talents, some flaunt their riches; so this can cause depression to some people to an extent.

There’s a new term for depression caused by social media “FOMO” which means fear of missing out. The experience of “FOMO,” or Fear of Missing Out, is one that psychologists identified several years ago as a potent risk of Facebook use.

For example, if You’re alone on a Saturday night, decide to check in to see what your Facebook friends are doing, and see that they’re at a party and you’re not. Longing to be out and about, you start to wonder why no one invited you. Even though you thought you were popular with that segment of your crowd.

Is there something these people don’t like about you? How many other social occasions have you missed out on because your supposed friends didn’t want you around?

You find yourself becoming preoccupied and can almost see your self-esteem slipping further and further downhill as you continue to seek reasons for the snubbing.

So, certainly, we can say that Facebook somehow causes depression.

Unsecured knowledge

Facebook is an open stage where anybody can post anything. Individuals can share other private pictures/videos without their assent. And this may abuse their security and their data and information become unbound.

Sometimes this leads to the misinterpretation of that person. Also, anyone can steal someone’s content and claim them as their own if the content is not copyright-ensured.

So, we must be careful before adding someone to our account.

Lighten up serious situations

There’s a trend of lightening up serious situations on social media some people find it funny some rather find it offensive. Yes, there are really serious things going on in this world and many of the happenings shaped the future or better said existence for millions of people.

Making fun of something is NOT the same as intentionally trivializing it, or downgrading its original emotional content.

That is why context is so important.

So, we can say that Facebook has played a huge role in globalization and connecting people throughout the world but we can’t disregard its negative impacts.

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