But all good things will have flaws and the following are insights into the disadvantages of social media. One author and public speaker Avinash said “Social media is like teen sex, everyone wants to do it. Nobody knows how. When it’s finally done there is surprise it’s not better.” (Analytics Evangelist, 2011) Social networking uses a series of technology that lets individuals share their opinions and comments, while enhancing their networking experience by easing activities such as uploading pictures and other information. Although, there have been many claims from users of Facebook that there are many identity theft, security issues, and privacy concerns while using the social networking website.
Negative aspects for Facebook Users
Because social networking is a widely implemented phenomena, used on a regular basis, its use comes with certain drawbacks as well. It has become a norm for individuals to check their Facebook accounts first thing in the morning as they wake up, or before they go to sleep at night. Weather from office or from school, Facebook has become an addiction for individuals to constantly check their profile page, notifications, view pictures of friends and family, compete with other friends while playing games, and in general stay alert and communicated. Until recently, Facebook has opened up spots for advertisers to gain access to their target market and use the networking websites for social media.