There are many social networks such as; Facebook, MySpace, StumbleUpon, and Twitter. These social hangouts could be detrimental for teenagers on how they act, think and speak.

If you have an addiction to a social network like MySpace this could be a problem. I know someone who could care less if bombs were dropping as long as they had access to MySpace. It really is a shame to see a person fry their brain at such a young age, but maybe I am only observing them when they happen to be on MySpace. In hoping they would change for the better, I blocked MySpace only to learn that they had no interest in anything else, but TV and video games. I am not talking about a young teenager, but one that’s 19 years in age.

They live in this fantasy world of digital friendships. When you ask a question they either can’t answer you or they give you an answer that has nothing to do with the question. What’s more amazing is when they ask you a question, “what does E pluribus unum mean?” They rather the information be served up by you, than to research the information online.

I utilize social networks for two reasons;

  1. To educate others interested in my content
  2. To promote and build a fan base.

Social networks should be used to socialize, but not all day and night. Being caught up in the digital space of social networks could lead to;

  • Laziness
  • Distraction
  • Lack of real life knowledge
  • Lack of ambition
  • Lack of responsibility

Whatever happened to the good ole days when we would play outside all day until it was dinner time? Even when it was time to go home our parents had to scream to get us to come inside.

This may also explain the obesity problems with teens today.

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