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Explain the topic you are addressing and your position on it. Provide a preview of your paper and a statement of your thesis in your opening paragraph. [Approximately 100 words] Present your main argument for your thesis in standard form, with each premise and the conclusion on a separate line. Clearly indicate whether your argument is intended to be inductive or deductive. Follow up the presentation of your argument by clarifying the meaning of any premises that could use some explanation. [About 150 words]
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Provide supporting evidence for the premises of your argument. [Approximately 350 words]
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Explain a strong objection to your argument. [Approximately 250 words]
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Defend your argument against the objection. [Approximately 200 words]
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Provide an appropriate conclusion. [Approximately 75 words]



Rogerian Argument about Facebook

 

Introduction

 

Social networking sites (SNS) are a rapidly growing segment of social interaction all over

 

the world. (McCafferty 19)They serve as a source of information for individuals and groups as

 

well as a source of relative connectivity between individuals who know one another in the real

 

world and to allow connections between people who share common interests but might not know

 

one another outside a SNS. (Houghton & Joinson 75) The interconnectivity of the sites, in this

 

paper the focus will be on Facebook the most popular of the SNS service, can serve as a

 

foundational support network for information and to build and or maintain social connections,

 

yet it also has the potential to leave individuals vulnerable to fraudulent and bad behaviors by

 

others as well as a public arena for the exposition of one?s own bad behaviors. Some people

 

claim that the potential for connectivity, and especially international connectivity issues

 

associated with a global world view, mandate the support of the broader community for SNS

 

sites and activities. (McCafferty) Conversely others argue that the potential for violations of

 

privacy and inappropriate (or illegal) activities make SNS an insurmountable threat to

 

individuals that should be tightly controlled if not stopped all together. (Kugler) (Haughton &

 

Joinson) (Chaulk & Jones)

 

The reality is that with the advent of almost any new technology there are both positive

 

and negative possible outcomes, and in the case of social networking sites the potential of each

 

can be exponential. Therefore Facebook should have high levels of easy to use choice on the part

 

of the consumer, as to what he or she is willing to share and with who and should also have a low

 

level of tolerance for illegal and bad behavior on the part of users all while protecting this

 


 

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functional and useful new social tool. (McCafferty) (Kayri1 & ?ak?r) (Kodrich &Laituri)

 

(Carroll & Landry)

 


 

Argument in Favor of Greater Controls or Elimination of Facebook

 

Facebook can and often does create conflict in interpersonal relationships through

 

inappropriate behaviors of its users. The kind of conflict it generates can be associated with

 

information sharing that is beyond acceptable to ?all? of one?s connections and therefore

 

offensive or even incriminating to self or others. Something that might seem benign to one

 

person might turn out to be highly offensive, invasive or incriminating to others. (Chaulk &

 

Jones 246) The resulting circumstances can be surprising and emotionally stressful for some

 

involved. (Houghton & Joinson 82) In some recent examples the shaming of an individual for

 

public actions that were seen as offensive by some created reportedly sever reactions in those

 

involved, while others were sanctioned with job loss as a result of online posts on his or her SNS

 

page. (Houghton & Joinson 77)

 

These situations and others bring to mind a need to carefully control the venue of the

 

SNS, so that individuals are in the least aware of the possibility of connectivity associated with

 

posting and or the posting activities of others. This is also to say nothing of the two other

 

important issues that can be seen in SNS activity, cyber-bullying or stalking and fraudulent

 

economic scams. (Chaulk & Jones) (Kugler) Lastly there is also a valid argument that has been

 

present prior to Facebook where psychologists and others fear harm to introverted individuals

 

because the venue allows them to avoid real life social contact. (Ryan & Xenos) The kind of

 

connectivity that feeds such offensive results is made possible only by the very existence of

 


 

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Facebook and other SNS sites, which create at least the illusion of anonymity and protection by

 

distance for the knowing offender but also demonstrate fertile ground for self-incrimination by

 

sharing of information that others might see as a violation of privacy. The arguments that support

 

the dismantling or the mandating of severe legal and therefore (physical) restrictions are

 

supported by the fact that these events occur and occur often, some with relatively minor results

 

and others with rare but disastrous results.

 

Privacy violations, though they are subjective likely occur every second though the

 

majority is relatively minor, no more common than in real life social interactions but multiplied

 

by thousands and millions based on the connectivity of so many people many of whom have

 

access to Facebook 24-7. In other words because individuals cannot interact with 130 (the

 

average number of Facebook user friends) known people in the physical world in any given day

 

the odds of offense or even real or perceived harm increase exponentially in both directions.

 

(Houghton & Joinson 75) In this context the validity of stricter controls and even the elimination

 

of some more unsecure features or even the site itself seem plausible as like many other forms of

 

technology the potential for human harm is great. (Strand 11) (Ryan & Xenos) Additionally, the

 

standard idea that the consumer is ultimately responsible for self protection seems to be lacking

 

in this instance as so much becomes out of control in a web of infinite connectivity.

 

Argument in Favor of Protection or Even Expansion of Facebook

 

The converse argument also holds water as it is very clear that the potential for human

 

social gain is as great if not greater than the potential for harm and therefore should be protected,

 

without concern for the potential for harm. Human beings all over the world can connect in real

 

time, as events occur and make a real positive difference to one another. Some examples in the

 


 

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literature include the incomparable activity associated with recent natural disasters, such as was

 

seen in the Haiti earthquake. Individuals and groups had access to rapid information about the

 

disaster, the human toll and the needs of the people and other more fortunate individuals even

 

responded with an unprecedented amount of aid revolving around Facebook and other SNS sites.

 

(Kodrich & Laituri 626)

 

There is a clear sense that in many instances the opportunity to connect to cultural ideas

 

and ideals different from one?s own is also potentially promising in ways in which it has never

 

been before. Prior to the internet and the connectivity of Facebook there has been only a limited

 

opportunity for cultural interaction as travel is usually relegated to the elite, many locations and

 

cultures are hard to reach and language barriers are frustrating, so what was left for most was the

 

ability to view still shots in newspapers and magazines and read or listen to the interpretations of

 

an outsider.

 

Consider these numbers: Facebook is poised to hit 700 million users and, as seven of 10

 

Facebook members reside outside the U.S., more than 70 global-language translations. ?

 

In terms of daily usage, Facebook generates the second-most traffic of any site in the

 

world...(McCafferty 19)

 

Though some would argue that the manner in which users use Facebook does not always lend

 

itself to global social interaction, i.e. that individuals usually only interact directly with those

 

they know in real life or on topical levels with those they do not, this does not negate the context

 

of the possibility for enormous social and cultural sharing. (Ryan & Xenos 1660) (McCafferty)

 

(Kodrich & Laituri) These interactions which can be viewed as either positive or negative

 

demonstrate a potential for cultural sharing that should not be curtailed despite the opportunity

 


 

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for fraud and or any other potential harm from exposure. In this context is also the point where

 

the culture in which we live has become increasingly mobile in the last 100 years and therefore it

 

is much more common for individuals and origin families to be living very far from their place

 

of birth and therefore their origin culture and family.

 

This may leave some people lonely for the familiar and in serious need for a

 

communication tool that in the very least makes people they have known in other places

 

accessible at any time. There is a clear sense that this type of assurance is enough to calm the

 

loneliness of a new place, and especially for children and teens. (Chaulk & Landry 245) (Kayri

 

& ?ak?r) The potential for harm for most is nearly completely negated by the potential for good

 

that is offered by Facebook and other SNS sites and applications.

 

Common Ground

 

The common ground that exists between these two seemingly opposing views is actually

 

rather significant as each would like to see the positive outweigh the negative in as many ways as

 

possible. Each would like to see the individual protected and at least some credence given to the

 

ways in which individuals and Facebook itself can mitigate harm through user options,

 

awareness and site controls. The resulting protections would ultimately create an environment

 

that would meet the needs of both views by ultimately protecting the user and creating a situation

 

that would enhance rather than demean human social interaction. Though the latter view would

 

like to see fewer controls and the former view would like to see far more the ultimate and ideal

 

would be a format that allowed sharing in such a way that individual harm was severely

 

mitigated and individual gain was ultimately prosperous.

 


 

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Such protections could be woven into the usability of Facebook in such a way that users

 

could easily find the information they needed to protect themselves and their children from bad

 

or illegal behavior and from sharing that is inappropriate in one way or the other without relying

 

solely on the consumer to beware the pitfalls of sharing their information. Facebook could

 

monitor the system in such a way that lesser damage is done and also actively pursue violators of

 

cyber illegality. On a more general note many of the controls and laws associated with new

 

internet technologies have yet to be developed as such technologies are so new and the level to

 

which the law and government should or can interfere or control social media is a grey area that

 

will likely become more and more illuminated in the next 10-20 years. The desire of course is to

 

have a completely safe environment for users but freedoms such as freedom of speech and

 

freedom of association curtail most invasively serious mandated controls. It is for this reason and

 

others that the two seemingly opposing views can and should come together to help create a

 

system that is safer than it has been in the past and protects consumers in unseen ways from the

 

potential for harm.

 

This is not to say that the whole of the Facebook system should line by line censor what

 

individuals post and that consumer education is not a key aspect of this common ground. In other

 

words individuals need to be counseled that they should not post anything they would not want a

 

criminal or their grandmother to read. Additionally the expansion of positive opportunities for

 

cultural exchange should be supported and even advanced within the confines of fair exchange

 

and positive social networking and even opportunities for education. (Kayri & ?ak?r) The whole

 

world is literally at our fingertips and we can choose to control it in such a way that our efforts

 

mitigate harm to others.

 


 

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The opposing sides can come together on the primary point of each, that human harm

 

should be reduced and human opportunity should be expanded. The potential for human cultural

 

and social interaction is so great with regard to Facebook and other SNS that the common ground

 

should be recognized as a valid position that ultimately demonstrates greater protection while

 

expanding and protecting the possibility for greater human interaction that is present in

 

Facebook.

 

Conclusion

 

The potential for harm associated with Facebook often revolves around the idea that

 

conflict is inherently bad, regardless of the fact that such conflict often creates opportunities for

 

learning in an environment that is wholly new and infinitely malleable. This can be true to a

 

large degree for both younger and older users of the Facebook application. All users but

 

especially younger users should be cautioned about the misuse of the tool but the tool itself

 

should also bend people in the direction of safety, allowing controls and user preferences clear

 

access and easily understandable ways to protect themselves and their information. A policy

 

change is definitely in order, regarding the utilization of controls and even possibly tutorials that

 

aide in reassessing privacy controls and allow users to rapidly and easily change settings and

 

affiliations to protect themselves prior to events of possible harm. This should certainly include

 

age controls where certain settings and or information variables are not even accessible by those

 

in certain age groups and where individuals are made to clearly understand that regardless of

 

how protected they believe they are, just as has always been true everything one posts online

 

should be considered by that individual as public information, therefore if one does not want

 

anyone or even a chosen few to know the information then he or she should simply not post it.

 

Individuals must also be made aware that to some degree their information is timeless, in that

 


 

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information long outdated can still be present in some form online and again take credence to

 

control what they say and post.

 


 

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