the crucible

Essay by shoshoaibHigh School, 11th gradeB+, November 2014

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I have recently investigated Charlie Brooker's claim on Facebook 'manipulating and kidnapping their users'. I feel as if this is complete as if this is complete and utter passive waste, just like the rest of his article. His overstatement of trying to portray Mark Zuckerburg as a mass murderer also makes me question if your brain feels as good as new, seeing that you've never used it.

Brooker claims that most big social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter , Foursquare and Google+ etc.) are being manipulative and tracking our every move, yet it is us who put ourselves in those positions, we can simply turn off location services or data and no big social network will be able to access the camera or your current location. Moreover, tracking your every move isn't so bad because if you happened to get kidnapped for real, knowing your last geographical position would be very helpful to the police! Unlike Brooker's opinion on Facebook to the public.

In addition, Brooker fully ignores the positive aspects of Facebook. First of all, without a doubt, the best reason to join any social networking site is that it lets you make connections with other people. You can use social networking sites to stay up to speed with what your friends are doing. If the social network is popular, you may be able to track down old friends and acquaintances and renew long-forgotten friendships. If Charlie Brooker actually uses Facebook he would find more positives than negatives, yet he believes that Facebook is just one great conspiracy where it is trying to get too personal with the user and trying to target them. He also claims that 'they are all at it' I believe that this is false because we are the ones sharing personal information and adding personal...