Discuss about the Effects of Social Networking for Facebook and Twitter.
Making new friends is my hobby and I am very active on the social networking sites both facebook and twitter. More so on facebook and often make new friends by accepting requests from various unknown people. I have both male and female friends but however due to this hobby I learnt a very harsh yet important lesson in life. I had received a friend request of a young beautiful girl who apparently was very sweet to look at and her profile was also very attractive as it mentioned her schooling from a reputed school and she was an MBA too from a good B school. However later on I came to know she was a part of a human trafficking group and used to trap children and women through such a profile of hers.
Initially our chat comprised of very educative topics as I myself am a professional but soon after a month or so she started to talk about sexual life and men. I still participated in her talks since we had become pretty close friends and such discussions are generally considered to be very healthy amongst friends and peers. We soon exchanged our phone numbers but unfortunately I started receiving calls from some unknown people who used to use abusive language and make me scare. We soon met but I was very unhappy after the first meeting because of her unsocial attire and body language. Further to this she was accompanied by two of her male friends who seemed to belong to a very indecent family. I rejected their offer
I became very suspicious since then about her and did not receive her call further. I called up a friend of mine and told her the entire story. She listened and soon opened up her facebook account and showed me her pending friend request list which had one request from that girl as well with a different name. I was shocked and immediately decided to unfriend her but then it struck me that I should try to catch this racket going on so that no more harm is caused to anyone. I soon informed the police and we ended up with a plan wherein I met her again in a coffee shop and agreed to her offer of dropping me back home. As was expected they took a different turn and took me elsewhere. I soon signalled the police and they followed us. They took me to a very dingy place where there were many other kids and women jailed. I was right that they were bad people. The police too reached there with their entire team and we were able to save dozens of people there and caught hold of a big racket of human trafficking.
The said situation had various positive and negative impact on me as well. It enabled me to become cautious now and not get indulged too much into social networking as publicising everything on the social site and flaunting your life style to the world at large may be harmful for oneself only. However it had a stark negative impact on my mind with regards the word trust. I even look at my friends and acquaintances with suspicion.
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