HBCU Writers's Project
For Immediate Release
January 08, 2010
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Kiah Traendly
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

(BPRW) Social Networking Sites: A Daily Routine

(BLACK PR WIRE/FAMU-TALLAHASSEE) – Social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have become an escape from one’s daily routine. Justin Heaven, a graduate student of Florida State University, says that social networking sites have become an addiction. “When I’m in class or at work, I notice how many people are logged onto Facebook or Twitter,” Heaven said. “It’s as if we need to know what everyone is doing right at that moment.”

Nowadays, if you are not part of a social networking website, you are perceived to be behind the times or even an outcast. Rachael Stires, a recent member of Facebook, said that she only joined Facebook because all of her friends had it. “I didn’t want to be a part of social networking because I see how addictive it can be,” Stires said. “I did it because I wanted to keep in touch with friends but I don’t plan on logging on every day.”

Some people feel that if they become a member of a social networking site, all of their personal information will be accessible for Internet users to see. Renty Johnson, a small business owner in Florida, suggests that Internet users be very careful on what information they decide to post on the Internet. “I see a lot of people who post comments or photographs that could hinder their reputation,” Johnson said. “You need to be wary of what you put on the Internet because once something is posted, anyone will be able to access it.”