The other side of Social Networking

Social networking is making a deep(er) penetration in our lives,(our? we the urban citizens, we the internet junkies, we the grown-up adults). Consultants are enjoying the social-media revolution.

However, a couple of bitter events, connected with Facebook and Orkut, the biggest community sites question the growth of social n/w.

  • Facebook has hampered productivity of employees in Australia.
  • Young Indian teenager has lost his life and social n/w site Orkut played a big role in his death.

So-called experts are quick to point out that misuse of a tool or medium happens only in “India”. Typically, this is issue has gone beyond the boundaries of a nation. How would you counter these global issues? Issues crossing ethics and responsibility…

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