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Published by: javiercarlosrodrigue on Apr 15, 2011
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How safe is Facebook?Each month more than 500 million users will spend 700 billion minutes onFacebook, interact with 900 million objects, and share 30 billion pieces of content.The average Facebook user belongs to 80 community pages.
Facebook users share so much information that they place themselves, theirreputation, and privacy in danger. The following resources examine why usersdisplay their personal information and the detrimental effects it can have on them.The following resources were chosen to assess the dangers of Facebook byshowing the correlation of the users who are enticed to share their personalinformation on the social and network and those who abuse it. These materialswere chosen because of their integrity. They all came from reputable sources andshow no bias. The search engines I used to obtain these resources were Google,Yahoo, Bing, and YouTube. I used the keywords danger, harassment, cyber-bullying,identity, theft, privacy, and Facebook with the phrases harassment and Facebook,danger and Facebook, cyber-bullying and Facebook, identity theft and Facebook,and privacy and Facebook to populate my list.I found my articles on Google using the scholarly article and news option. Withthe other search engines, I used the news option. Here is a list and summary of theresources I chose.
Fletcher, Dan. How Facebook is redefining privacy Time Magazine: May2010.
This article gives insights as to how Facebook has made people more willingto share their personal information.
ohnson, Adam. Looking at, Looking up or keeping up with people?: motivesand use of Facebook Portal.acm.org (2008), is a scholarly article that investigates the different reasons people use Facebook.
Miller, Dan.
Tales from Facebook.
Polity: April, 2011. This book is a study onthe impact Facebook has on the lives of its users.
oan Goodchild Is Facebook a secure platform to communicate with yourfriends? Early Show, May 20, 2010.

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