This reading comprehension exercise focuses on a written passage about the history of social media. It's followed by a list of key vocabulary relating to social networks and technology you can use to review what you've learned. Do the names Facebook , Instagram, or Twitter ring a bell? They probably do because they are some of the most popular sites on the internet today. They're called social networking sites because they allow people to interact by sharing news and personal information, photos, videos, as well as communicate through chatting or messaging one another.
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Since the arrival of early social networking sites in the early s, online social networking platforms have expanded exponentially, with the biggest names in social media in the mids being Facebook , Instagram , Twitter and Snapchat. The massive influx of personal information that has become available online and stored in the cloud has put user privacy at the forefront of discussion regarding the database's ability to safely store such personal information. The extent to which users and social media platform administrators can access user profiles has become a new topic of ethical consideration, and the legality, awareness, and boundaries of subsequent privacy violations are critical concerns in advance of the technological age. A social network is a social structure made up of a set of social actors such as individuals or organizations , sets of dyadic ties, and other social interactions between actors.
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But do the benefits of social media really outweigh their disadvantages? Do they benefit us? We owe much to the development and expansion of the Internet.