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More social networking concerns

Yeah. I'm not gonna leave you alone about this. I want to drive another point to you about social networking.

After chatting to a few "savvy" Facebook users, I can't help but notice how much they don't realise that the social network has grown.

Looking back in time, in 2012 Facebook announced they had a billion monthly active users. Fast forward to August 2015, they broke news that a billion people visited Facebook on a particular Monday. Then in September it was announced that the service averages over 1 billion users per day.

While that paints a nice pretty picture there's more to it than posting onto your Facebook wall. They have made some pretty big and newsworthy acquisitions like WhatsApp, Oculus VR and Instagram.

See where I'm going? It gets so addictive to make "friends" online. They may not be real friends you see and share life with everyday, but just someone you choose to bloat to about something. Sorry if I come across rude here, but…

Dangers of social networking

It has been waaayy too long without any sort of update and I did not want anyone to think that I left the world unexpectedly. But I just wanted to get something off of my chest... social networking.

Okay, okay. I'm not trying to be a soothsayer and to get you to stop using social networking (like Facebook, MySpace, etc). There are indeed many uses where social networking helps businesses reach out to a wider audience and for individuals to regularly keep in contact with family around the world. However, if not used right it can turn your world upside down which is what this article is all about.

The following article describes a number of factors to consider so that your safety and well-being are not compromised.
Personal Safety You should pay particular attention to the public/private settings of your account. Keeping your whole profile public would leave you open to potential predators. Now these very naughty people disguise themselves under fake profiles so may realise it too l…