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4 Disadvantages of Using Facebook

Social networking has been a common use on the internet in todayÂ’s generation. Throughout the past, we had social networking sites which did not make it uphold a longer life than those which have ended up being very popular. One of these popular social networks is Facebook which has over millions of members connecting with friends every day with new members joining daily.Despite the good uses of Facebook, it has its disadvantages. If youÂ’re not a user of Facebook yet, you will soon realise yourself the problems that Facebook can cause.

Social networking has been a common use on the internet in today’s generation. Throughout the past, we had social networking sites which did not make it uphold a longer life than those which have ended up being very popular. One of these popular social networks is Facebook which has over millions of members connecting with friends every day with new members joining daily. Facebook is also free of cash which adds a reason why it is so popular. Facebook helps you connect yourself with friends that you might have not seen for many years and those who now live in another part of the world. Despite the good uses of Facebook, it has its disadvantages. If you’re not a user of Facebook yet, you will soon realise yourself the problems that Facebook can cause.

1) Threat of viruses!

Facebook is filled with thousands of daily users from around the globe and there is no surprise if you discover a number of viruses storming through most of the pages. There is no surprise to believe that Facebook involves several hackers who actually steal other peoples account. Regular Facebook users can tell you how they notice suspicious activity occurring while they are not logged in. The reason how this occurs is because hackers cleverly send viruses to hundreds of members and succeed in stealing their own data. These hackers could cost you a lot of money to repair your computer depending on how badly damaged it may be. Always keep an updated Norton360 when using Facebook to filter out new viruses.

2) Spam and scams!

This problem wouldn’t be on Facebook alone. Other social networking sites like Myspace and Bebo are full of spam and scams! Many users receive emails nearly every day from anonymous users asking to date and chat on other websites. It continuously becomes frustrating to receive all these useless spam emails and no solution is being revised.

Scam is an extra problem for the users. Unfortunately, some scammers trick members and scam them in so many ways to steal their accounts. A ordinary recognized trick could be through a phishing website which looks very similar to Facebook and fools people in believing that they are still on the official Facebook website. Once a member logs in using the email and password, scammers can now access his account and scam his friends, spreading further spam and malware through the website. Fake websites can also steal your bank information if consumers fall prey to their advertisements. If you have never come across a problem like this before, it is your responsibility to avoid such a threat and keep your information secure.

3) Waste of life!

Facebook can be very addictive for its members. Once you stay connected with friends, you will realize how often you login for another chat and discover what other members are doing. Some people know the drawbacks of Facebook but cannot help staying connected with old friends who they haven’t seen in years. All this will certainly make you addicted to Facebook and will stop you from deleting your account.

Many hours may also pass and you could have done something more important than using Facebook. Several members of social networking sites actually use them throughout the day and night without any sense at all.

4) Ruining your professional life!

You might be one of those millions of people who are unemployed and use Facebook to post offensive images of you and your friends. Though it is fun and provides humour for all your friends to see, it can be a major drawback when you apply for a job. Employers will want to know more about you and by searching on these social networking sites which contain your offensive content, employers may get distressed and could result in losing the job role that you applied for. There might have been a high chance of getting the job, but because of your social network page, your chances were ruined. The first site they would search would be on Facebook because it’s the most popular. More people are leaving other social networking sites for Facebook itself.

Summary

Looking at all these drawbacks, your life will become a waste of time and avoid you from doing more enjoyable activities than having to sit on your seat and type away for many hours. Facebook is good for staying in contact with friends, but you need to understand that these sites can be used to some extent, but not over the limit.

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Comments (43)

Fortunately, I have not had the virus problems with Facebook or other social media you describe. However, I did get very bored with Facebook several months ago. I find I can keep in touch with those I WANT to keep in touch with just fine via email. When I do visit my Facebook account, I find these oddball comments from people who are nice enough folks but we only have a slice of common interests.

funzani

u are al lying about face book.face book is a nice thing and ebnjoyable

I have good security on my PC. I think I might have hacked and wonder if it came from Facebook. Used to get it alot on AOL. I love Facebook! I use it as my break from writing. Interesting article though.

I don't know about the viruses and scams but I do not it seems to be a total waste of time for me at least. Very Well written article and thank you for pointing these matters out.

I agree with this article,

Hey I am agree with the addictiveness disadvantage of Face Book.

Abdurrahman sanni
Abdurrahman sanni

FACEBOOK.is the best social network in the world.it introduce you to new friends and also make you to meet old friends of yours.Which improves your human relationship.

Abdurrahman sanni

FACEBOOK.is the best social network in the world.it introduce you to new friends and also make you to meet old friends of yours.Which improves your human relationship.

Mai

Thankyou I'll write in my group report

I hate Facebook, but have to use it for work! Can you believe that? Some people I work with will not give me their email, only wanting to communicate on Facebook. If I want to work, I am stuck with this horrible site. Have you notices that most avid Facebook users have no concept of grammar or spelling - that tells us a lot.

Thank you all for your comments! Jill many users use slang and less letters on these social network sites. I admit I too do the same! But it can affect your spelling in the long run if continued. I now struggle to spell correctly than I ever did before!

Don't know about viruses, my computer is quite protected. I don't often have a problem, but I do occasionally. I have had one attempt at a fake facebook site trying to get details, but you could tell right away it wasn't the real facebook! But facebook is ok, so many people use it now so it's a good place to keep in contact with everyone.

Find Ferry

I have to agree in most of the things you write in youre article :-) There are plenty of ppl waisting their time on Facebook.

rahamn

It is possible that u can control yourself when on facebook but with time you start to get addicted to it and by the way you can not fully concentrate on your studies.(it is said that up to 70% are always on facebook when there were suppose to learn).

From here we can see that facebook as been a total disadvantage to especially youth.

You will only get a virus from facebook if you're an idiot, if you get spam then your friends are sending it, who added these people? You did. Facebook is a utility that can be utilized to promote, share, and craft relationships with people as well as businesses. I've also won free stuff from Facebook and made alot of friends. In my opinion Facebook is a great site and I can't believe you're bashing them because some idiot decided to post some spam or make a fake app, be smart and you won't have any problems.

Vita Tänder

I'm aware of those endless spams and scams and with that, "Threat of viruses" is sure to follow. Use FB wisely, don't write all the facts about you, and keep in mind to protect your loved ones as well.

shivangi sharma

i definitely agree with this,of course why not.Instead we people can do things life singing,painting and much more.

jhanvi

Though Facebook is very addictive, it is vry interesting! It has its own flaws like any other site, but liking it or disliking it depends from person 2 person. Anyway, I, personally, like facebook but am not at all addicted 2 it!

I recently left Facebook for most of the reasons stated above. It is a time waster, most of the comments are childish. Personally I think that if someone wants to keep in touch with me they can email me.

facebook is pretty much a waist of time. if you want to have a serious friendly relations with others, do it in the real world, no through the use of internet.

Trinity

I found a few different flaws in your statements about FB. One major thing I did notice is that you did one heck of a job on 'promoting' Norton when it came to the whole protecting yourself from virus'. Trust and believe that when I say this, Norton is one of the worst things you can put on your computer. Why? If you had done any type of research on it, they install Norton on every computer now a days because they can't sell it to anyone who knows anything about protection from virus'. If someone wants to put a virus in your pc, they will no matter what you have running. I won't bore you with the whole coding and such.

Now you also talk about 'hackers' on FB.....I ask you this....do you know what a "Hacker" is? I ask this because I deal with a lot of people not only on FB but with some "Professionals" who actually take offense to those that claim they can 'hack' when in fact, there is 98% of people on FB that GIVE their email and passwords to 'friends' and then they 'TAKE' their accounts. There is a HUGE difference there. Mark Zuckerberg and his team have done a ( and I really hate to give him credit ) great job at ensuring very little to none of 'hacking' ( as you call it ), phishing, and scams as you have claimed to be going on. Yes, once in a blue moon does someone slip in a link or two but those that are smart catch them right away and not only that but Marks team does work diligently to make sure they are taken care of too.

Like any Social Network ( SN ), it can waste ones time and 'life' as you have put it. Too an extent, yes it can. But there have been many things that have come good out of SN's such as FB, MySpace, Twitter, and etc., Fund raisers for those in need, Family gatherings, Re-connections with countless family, friends, lost loves and so much more that you want to point out what only YOU think. Don't get me wrong, I am all for the First Amendment. But to only point out ones flaws about something without giving praise.....now that is just unfair and bad publicity. Lets go above and beyond what our News does and lets give Equality.

As far as ruining your 'Professional Life' the pictures that you talk about of posting on FB my dear.....those images don't come FROM FB, they come from the individual who took them and uploaded them and became very popular for whatever reason ( good or bad ) by the thing that is called a SEARCH BAR.....Google, Bing, Msn, etc. Only the individual themselves can ruin their "Professional Life" By engaging in the activities they do and get CAUGHT. Don't want to be plastered all over the internet with things like that, don't do them in public or at least make sure you can TRUST those around you. But don't blame FB for that.

Don't get me wrong, I have my own 'personal' issues with Mark and FB myself but in turn, you have to give him praise when it comes to what he did create and if you have one account on there, then you too are guilty of what you preach. I just think that if you are going to write an article of this, you should make sure that you get ALL your facts straight and ducks in a row before publishing it.

I hope this helped and if anyone would like more information on some of the things I touched on, please feel free to email me at:

sustaitaarmywife@aol.com

Thank you,

Trinity

Trinity

I found a few different flaws in your statements about FB. One major thing I did notice is that you did one heck of a job on 'promoting' Norton when it came to the whole protecting yourself from virus'. Trust and believe that when I say this, Norton is one of the worst things you can put on your computer. Why? If you had done any type of research on it, they install Norton on every computer now a days because they can't sell it to anyone who knows anything about protection from virus'. If someone wants to put a virus in your pc, they will no matter what you have running. I won't bore you with the whole coding and such.

Now you also talk about 'hackers' on FB.....I ask you this....do you know what a "Hacker" is? I ask this because I deal with a lot of people not only on FB but with some "Professionals" who actually take offense to those that claim they can 'hack' when in fact, there is 98% of people on FB that GIVE their email and passwords to 'friends' and then they 'TAKE' their accounts. There is a HUGE difference there. Mark Zuckerberg and his team have done a ( and I really hate to give him credit ) great job at ensuring very little to none of 'hacking' ( as you call it ), phishing, and scams as you have claimed to be going on. Yes, once in a blue moon does someone slip in a link or two but those that are smart catch them right away and not only that but Marks team does work diligently to make sure they are taken care of too.

Like any Social Network ( SN ), it can waste ones time and 'life' as you have put it. Too an extent, yes it can. But there have been many things that have come good out of SN's such as FB, MySpace, Twitter, and etc., Fund raisers for those in need, Family gatherings, Re-connections with countless family, friends, lost loves and so much more that you want to point out what only YOU think. Don't get me wrong, I am all for the First Amendment. But to only point out ones flaws about something without giving praise.....now that is just unfair and bad publicity. Lets go above and beyond what our News does and lets give Equality.

As far as ruining your 'Professional Life' the pictures that you talk about of posting on FB my dear.....those images don't come FROM FB, they come from the individual who took them and uploaded them and became very popular for whatever reason ( good or bad ) by the thing that is called a SEARCH BAR.....Google, Bing, Msn, etc. Only the individual themselves can ruin their "Professional Life" By engaging in the activities they do and get CAUGHT. Don't want to be plastered all over the internet with things like that, don't do them in public or at least make sure you can TRUST those around you. But don't blame FB for that.

Don't get me wrong, I have my own 'personal' issues with Mark and FB myself but in turn, you have to give him praise when it comes to what he did create and if you have one account on there, then you too are guilty of what you preach. I just think that if you are going to write an article of this, you should make sure that you get ALL your facts straight and ducks in a row before publishing it.

Might I also point out the little 'like' button you have on this article ( its the 'like' button from FB ) So in turn you are asking people to not just read your article on bashing FB but wish them to 'like' it so FB gets more hits along with your site that is connected to FB. Can we say 'Oxy Moron'? I would have to say that the writer of this story didn't get their "Factoidz" checked first. ;)

I hope this helped and if anyone would like more information on some of the things I touched on, please feel free to email me at:

sustaitaarmywife@aol.com

Thank you,

Trinity

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Spongebob

Awesome I so agree with this article!but there are also advantages of Facebook so pls post article on them too:)

Spongebob

Awesome I so agree with this article!but there are also advantages of Facebook so pls post article on them too:)

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Megan

I feel like I've wasted a portion of my life reading this article. All pretty rediculously over-dramatized statements. Most computers are equipped with anti-virus programs. All websites visited show a risk of getting a virus, not just facebook. I've never had my facebook "hacked," and very rarely see it occur. Facebook as seen as a "waste of life!" is a ridiculous statement. People use Facebook as entertainment, means of communication and advertisement for businesses. If someone wants to play Farmville for a few hours (definitely not me, but whatever) so let them. Chances are they just worked for 9 hours and have the right to sit down to a break. As for your statement that Facebook ruins one's professional life, it's not Facebook, it's the idiot using Facebook. No one is forcing them to post half nude photo's or innapropriate comments for the world to see.

It was quite entertaining, however, that there's a like button on the bottom of your article.

Absolutely ridiculous.

Moho

Thank you so much to the person who wrote this. You helped me A LOT to finish my essay. Have a great life.

Yes,it is true that facebook is like an addiction.Excess of anything is bad.Very nice post.

Danica

thank for having a journal..it helped me to have a point of view about the disadvantages of using facebook

Boo

I began to read this site and realized that not even a few sentences in did you spell realize wrong. English 090 I assume from reading this is what you took. A run on sentence that made no sense what so ever was listed in your first paragraph. I did not ready any more after that. Thanks

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I lose a lot by using this F_ c _ book. I hurts me a lot

I agree with you. That strengthens more my resolve not to join Facebook for the reasons you stated. I somehow would like to maintain a certain level of privacy.

Amazing how many FACEBOOK likes you got on this :)

I have a website called www.upscalecostumes.com and have been debating on adding a social media button on my homepage. Does anyone have any advise if this is a good thing or a bad thing?

i must say facebook is now so much common and i get so bored of it that i cant tell......its just a waste of time.i have nothing to do at fb now,,,,

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