With a rise in Internet use, millions of people
around the globe have flocked to a variety of social networking sites to
connect with others. Sites such as Facebook and Myspace have allowed
people to reconnect or to meet for the first time. With the ability to
create personal profiles, to include pictures, and to supply personal and
professional information on these sites, people are divulging a lot of information
over the Internet. Some people argue that social networking sites offer
people the opportunity to build a stronger and ever-expanding community of
friends from around the globe (a global community). Others argue that
social networking sites cause problems because of the amount of information
(whether negative or positive) that people provide to friends and strangers.
For this essay assignment, consider the
1. Do networking sites
such as Facebook and Myspace compromise personal and professional security?
For this essay, you will want to do the
and analyze some essays in your textbook as well as outside sources (a minimum
of 2 sources are required)
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The main purpose of this assignment is to
develop an argument regarding the essay topic. You will need evidence and
examples to help you formulate a stronger argument. Also, remember to
utilize outside sources that agree and help to strengthen your position in this
essay; therefore, a minimum of two sources are required. With either
position in this topic, there are plenty of critics who offer their
opinions as well. You should have little problem finding these sources.
You should provide3 pages, Times New Roman,
12-point font, and double-spacedfor
this essay. You must also format your essay using APA format.
Remember, a strong essay will have a clear thesis statement that establishes
your position. The remainder of your essay will support your thesis
statement with reasons and evidence.
After you have written your introduction and
thesis statement, you should consider what you will use in order to convince
your audience. For each – ethos, pathos, and logos – write a paragraph in
which you describe how you would use this appeal in your essay.