Facebook is literally taking over the University of
Arkansas at Monticello. The Internet defines Facebook as "an online
directory that connects people through social networks at colleges and
Recently, students' employers are examining profiles on Facebook.
An online article questions if it should really be used or not. The
article "Employers, Marketers and Parents Accessing Facebook Database"
can be found at
On Facebook, personal information is given to universities across
the state. Pictures, home addresses and phone numbers are just some of
the information given on it. Anyone can find out what they want to know
about a person through it.
It allows you to look up anyone by just a press of button.
Someone's whole life can be destroyed by someone who does not have good
intentions on Facebook.
Students use it to meet new people and to find their long-lost
classmate from home. It tells what classes you may have with a person,
and it also determines what classes that some may want to take.
It does not protect one from outsiders invading Facebook. Chris
Hughes, a spokesman for Facebook, wrote an e-mail which said, "While we
reserve this right to use users' information, we do not sell our users'
information to outside groups."
People should be aware of the things that could happen by putting
personal information on Facebook. Company representatives say
information is not given to third parties, but their policy gives them
the legal right to do so. But what if a third-party member is on Facebook? No legal action can be taken, because their policy states that
they are not doing anything wrong.
There should be classes on Internet protection so
students can be aware of what they put on their Facebook page and can
prevent any unwanted problems.
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