Many people believe that social networking sites (such as Facebook) have had a huge negative impact on both individuals and society. To what extent do you agree?

Social networking sites,
for instance
Facebook
, are thought by some to have had a detrimental
effect
on individual people as well as society and local communities.
However
, in my opinion, while I believe that
such
sites are mainly beneficial to the individual, I agree that they have had a damaging
effect
on local communities. With regards to individuals, the impact that online social media
has had
Suggestion
have had
on each individual person has clear advantages.
Firstly
, people from different countries are brought together through
such
sites as
Facebook
whereas before the development of technology and social networking sites, people rarely had the chance to meet or communicate with anyone outside of their immediate circle or community.
Secondly
,
Facebook
also
has social groups which offer individuals a chance to meet and participate in discussions with people who share common interests.
On the other hand
, the
effect
that
Facebook
and other social networking sites have had on societies and local communities can only be seen as negative. Rather than individual people taking part in their local community, they are
instead
choosing to take more interest in people online.
Consequently
, the people within local communities are no longer forming close or supportive relationships.
Furthermore
, society as a whole is becoming increasingly disjointed and fragmented as people spend more time online with people they have never met face to face and who they are unlikely to ever meet in the future. To conclude,
although
social networking sites have brought individuals closer together, they have not had the same
effect
on society or local communities. Local communities should do more to try and involve local people in local activities in order to promote the future of community life.
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