The Instigator
andrewtom
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Connoisseur
Pro (for)
Winning
4 Points

social networks are more harm than good

Do you like this debate?NoYes+0
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 1 vote the winner is...
Connoisseur
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/13/2013 Category: Technology
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,212 times Debate No: 30249
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (0)
Votes (1)

 

andrewtom

Con

i will start by saying this .

have a fair and fun debate.

i do believe that social networks help and that in the end of the day:

they help!!!

they help get jobs and friends
Connoisseur

Pro

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
andrewtom

Con

andrewtom forfeited this round.
Connoisseur

Pro


A number of students at universities in England have and will publish a number of different pictures from nights out, weekends at festivals and images of general stupidity. However, according a study by CareerBuilder, the main reason that employers turn away candidates is because of the nature of the content on their Facebook or Twitter pages. A Facebook page is one which people use to get across their own personal views but if you’re wanting to avoid upsetting anyone then it’s best to keep some things to yourself so as not to cause offense.


Because the web is such a big place and pretty much everything is permanent, it’s advisable that you are cautious when posting a status or uploading a photo. It may seem good boasting at the time to your friends about what you did on a night out, but this may be something which your potential employer may not like. This doesn’t rule out the posting of any pictures from your time at college, but at the same time you don’t want to post anything which could harm you in the future.


Debate Round No. 2
andrewtom

Con

andrewtom forfeited this round.
Connoisseur

Pro


People have come to treat social networks as a new means for communicating with others. When we contact others via Twitter, Facebook or any other site, we expect that we’ll hear back from those people or companies just as we do when we send an email or leave a voicemail.


The problem is that many people and companies don’t.


I see it all the time in my personal use of these networks. You get bad service or need to get in touch with a person/company and find them on a social network. You then contact them and wait to hear back — often you never get a response. In other cases, you may hear back days or weeks later.


These folks did their part and set up accounts to promote their business, but in being unresponsive, they just did themselves a great deal of harm. If you’ve got a profile, people will expect that you are going to be responsive on that network.


Debate Round No. 3
No comments have been posted on this debate.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Muted 4 years ago
Muted
andrewtomConnoisseurTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:-Vote Checkmark-1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Made more convincing arguments:-Vote Checkmark-3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:04 
Reasons for voting decision: FF