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Social Media

By: Amira Galal.

Pros & Cons

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•Overview of Social Networking.

•Security Threats/Attacks.

•Against social media claims.

•Defense measures/conclusion

•Supporter's point of view.

•Thesis statement.

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Thesis statement

People claim that social media destroys their life more than improving it as you can be bullied or your life can be hacked

But other people think that when they are used effectively they can have many benefits

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What is Social Media?

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Overview of Social Media- It is media that is designed to be shared, sharing means that it is easy to comment on, that it is easy to send

- Social media enables people to share information with friends and Family using the Internet

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What is social networking?- It is an online service , platform, or a site that focuses on building relations among people, by sharing their interests or activities

Most Popular Social Networking Sites :Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , Youtube , pinterest , Tumblr & Vine … etc

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Emails Youtube Flickr Facebook Twitter

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Social Engineering

Hacking social media is called “Social engineering” as it uses special techniques to take advantage of the weak information in

the security system

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Snapchat: which is popular among teenagers. It tells users that no one can save their videos or photos

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Public privacy

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Cyber bullying

Cyber-bullying is bad messages, embarrassing pictures or rumors sent by email or posted on social media

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Cyber bullying victim Amanda Todd

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•Benefits of social media Benefits of social media

Fast & direct comm.

Low costskeep you up to date

Building friendships

Educate yourself


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Help us to build new relations and renew old ones all over the world

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Our physics group on Facebook

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•Social media can make you famous and rich, by programming your own social network site (as mark the facebook founder)

•You can also be famous on social media by grabbing people’s attention

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Security Threats/Attacks•Privacy issues:

-Information about person posted by him/herself, others-Information about people collected by OSNs

• Common sense: it’s very difficult to delete information after it’s been posted online

• SNs addiction (All SNs are time consuming)-SNs disconnect us from the real life to live in a virtual one

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Defense measures-Use browser security tools for protection

-Limit the amount of personal information you post

•Check privacy policies -Who Can Access Information?-What Information is Public?

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SourcesVideo: ARAM TV

Pictures: Google image search

Information: Google Wikipedia

Questions & Comments?