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murphymmsc2015
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coiamsc2015
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Started: 3/17/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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murphymmsc2015

Pro

I support Facebook because it gives other people the opportunity to share news about excited events and activities that are going on.
coiamsc2015

Con

I don't support Facebook because it is easy for stalkers and creeps to find your information. People lie about there account information and it is easy to trick people in thinking that you are someone that you're not.
Debate Round No. 1
murphymmsc2015

Pro

Stalkers can be avoided by safety security settings on your profile page.
coiamsc2015

Con

People tend to post inappropriate images and don't use the website for its intended purpose. People have taken the website and made it into another version of MySpace which was what was trying to be avoided in the creation of Facebook. This clearly failed.
Debate Round No. 2
murphymmsc2015

Pro

When users sign up for Facebook they should be aware that the consequences may include inappropriate photos and if any photos make users feel uncomfortable then the photos can be reported and they will be taken down.
coiamsc2015

Con

This was not the intended use of Facebook though and users should not have to deal with the consequence of there being inappropriate images. Facebook is for sharing life events, accomplishments, and other important milestones. The fact that people can post inappropriate pictures takes away from the credibility and trustworthiness of the creator of the site.
Debate Round No. 3
murphymmsc2015

Pro

People will always have the freedom the post pictures of their choice and choosing to be a part of social media requires the acceptance of how others choose to express themselves.
coiamsc2015

Con

Yes, that is true. People do have the freedom to post as they wish. We can reiterate the fact that this was no the intended purpose. Younger kids are starting to use Facebook and should not have to log on and see inappropriate pictures. At this point it's absurd the amount of profanity this website contains. There are other websites for these things.
Debate Round No. 4
murphymmsc2015

Pro

Younger kids who are using facebook should be aware of the risk they're taking. Although the possibility that inappropriate pictures may be viewed through facebook exists it's very unlikely and if inappropriate pictures are found through this site by young children then the child or their parent or guardian should have already been aware of the possibility. They should be responsible enough to handle the situation.
coiamsc2015

Con

There should not be a risk of your child seeing pictures like this. The other issue is that employers are able to view your profile and if they see inappropriate pictures, they are less likely to hire you. If that's a risk someone wants to take then it's up to them, but others should not be subjected to view it. Facebook has been taken out of context of its original use.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by dayawjmsc2015 1 year ago
dayawjmsc2015
I believe that Facebook is beneficial in the sense that it allows for the connection among people to expand and to share news. The users of Facebook understand the possibilities of what could be posted and what may be seen by themselves or by younger children. I think that it is at their own risk to use the site. The only concern with Facebook though is the amount of cyber-bullying that is going on, but again, I think it is the risk of the user.
Posted by ferrimsc2015 1 year ago
ferrimsc2015
I agree with the positive perspective on Facebook. I think Facebook is also a great way for meeting new people and networking. It has become a useful device for businesses and working individuals to find possible clients for their companies.
Posted by Bergeronjmsc2015 1 year ago
Bergeronjmsc2015
I agree facebook is a way for people to communicate and is also a business ad that allows company's to share their products with others.
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