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A Socialized Struggle

Updated on February 28, 2016
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The system is bringing everyone together. There are family, friends, co-workers, students, neighbors, and complete strangers. Every person has a story to tell, advice to give, pictures to share and causes to push. Some have something to sell; others, something to buy. You have Christians, Muslims, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, and Atheists. Everyone is in the mix; well almost everyone.

So is this all good or bad? This hub will try to give you a conclusion to that question. Let's look at some statistics.

Internet Usage And Population-As Of March 2011

(click column header to sort results)
Region and Population  
Internet Users  
%  
% of Growth 2000-2011  
Asia-3,879,740,877
114,304,000
23.8
706.9
Africa-1,037,524,058
4,514,400
11.4
2,527.4
Europe-816,426,346
105,096,093
58.3
22.7
Latin America / Carib.-597,283,165
18,068,919
36.2
10.3
North America-347,394,870
108,096,800
78.3
13
Middle East-216,258,843
3,284,800
31.7
3.3
Oceania / Australia-35,426,995
7,620,480
60.1
1

Are You?

Are you a member of any of these social sites?

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The Problems

I see and hear arguments daily. So and so said this on Facebook. He left me for a girl on MySpace. She is showing too much cleavage on My Yearbook. It goes on and on. There are fights at school, arguments at work and abuse at home all from postings on social networking sites. There have been murders, rapes, burglaries, and assaults because of postings on these sites.

Here are some of the headlines that have arose because of social networking:

  1. Megan Meier Suicide
  2. Florida Girl Beatdown
  3. Sexual Assaults In Connecticut
  4. Lewis & Clark College sex assault

These are just a few. There have been a lot more.

So what do we do?

First and foremost, don't get into gossip on social network sites. He said/she said is the biggest issue. There is a time just to keep your mouth shut.

Parents: monitor your children! Know what is going on in their lives. Teachers: watch for signs of depression and arguments over social sites. Friends: don't let your friends get involved in other battles.

There are many places to go to report. Start with the police. Here are some other helpful links; remember to report any that are suspicious.

The Positives

For many of us, sharing our faith and positive occurrences in our lives is what we do on social sites.

Face it, social networking is here to stay. Let's use it for all the positives we can! Advertisers use them, people of faith can too!

I personally try to share the good news of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ any chance I can.

If we all work together and take as much of the negative out, these sites can be good.

Now lastly I must say, before you type it, think, would you want what you are about to say said to you? How would you react if the words you are going to say came to you? How would you feel if someone committed suicide because of what you say? What if they do some searching and figure out who you are and attack you or someone you love?

No matter what you think, the internet is not as anonymous as what you think. Through some special programs and an I.P. address, I can usually narrow down very close where someone is.

Lets all be safe when social networking and the world will be a lot more peaceful!

With that I will leave you all with a two quotes that may put some of all this in perspective:

  • “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)
  • “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
    –Harvey S. Firestone (American industrialist founder of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.,1868-1938)

Have a good day. May God bless You!

© G.L. Boudonck


© 2011 Greg Boudonck

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Another great article. Thanks for sharing. Flag up!

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      Brandonwm80 

      7 years ago from Columbus Ohio

      excellent information

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      Eddie-Perkins 

      7 years ago

      You must have been reading my mind on some of this. This is excellent information well presented. Thank you Froggy. Vote up and helpful.

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