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【议论文】2014“模拟赛场”第一期获奖作文②

议论文写作Argumentative Writing)(10分)

Read the following two paragraphs which present contradicting views. Write a passage about the issue, clearly stating your opinion and explaining your reasons. You should write about 500 words.

 

Social networking sites have many advantages. You can find long lost friends, make new friends, interact with them, and find out about various places and their culture whilst sitting at your desk. These sites also help you to spread information and to advertise at a minimum cost. Perhaps chief among the “pros” of social networking sites is the ability for “average” people to learn about others with whom they may share crucial information and develop business and personal friendships. In fact, these sites offer everything to facilitate your online social life.

However, to many people, social networking sites bring more dangers and risks than advantages. The most glaring disadvantage is the risk of identity theft and fraud. The personal information of users can be used for illegal activities. Some dishonest people would pretend to be someone else and put false information on their online profiles. If you do not know a person face to face, it will be very difficult to know if you are being cheated. Also, there are increasingly cases of malicious (恶意的) actions in which false information, lies, personal details and even adapted photographs are spread on the Internet without permission and causing extreme embarrassment. 

 

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Social Networking Sites: Positive or Negative?

 

In the context of the information technology, the cutting-edge technologies have permeated almost every part of our life. The social networking has been a controversial issue since other people began to realize that the theft of identity threats the personal information security. However, there is always a disagreement concerning a certain point of view. Others hold the opinion that the advancement of people’s living standard based on the social networking sites. It seems the issue has been thrust into the limelight recently. From my perspective, I harbor the view that social networking sites bring more advantages than dangers.

 

The conspicuous benefit is that these sites facilitate the spread of knowledge and trigger much greater efficiency in many aspects of daily life. Take my younger sister for example, she lived in a remote town far from city center, where most people know about each other but have few acquaintances outside the town. Social networking sites are the effective way for her to make more friends without going out of the town and meeting them in reality. Several years ago, she felt her social life was limited. But today, she has a lot of friends online who lived in different places yet share common interests.

 

   The influence is not confined to what is mentioned above. What’s more, it promotes the economic prosperity. The companies using networks to develop business by selecting technological ventures for investment, and the firms can provide networking advice to the investee companies.

 

Perhaps the hugest blessing is that these sites conducive to sustainable development of economy and society, providing more jobs and opportunities for employers. From a simple contrast what it is now and what may happen if these social networking sites are banned. We can come to the conclusion that these sites will indeed help employers directly possess the requirement of companies and send their resume through the network. When there are no such social networking sites, it seems that our work world is restricted and sometimes insularly. Sooner or later, our minds become fixed because we know nothing but our own city — that is the center of our world. As there are no social networking sites, we become less and less able to accept any new information which will not fit in with our existing social lifestyle. And weighing in minds, the factors related to career, we can figure out that the employment rate will rise. That is because some people use Internet to expand their companies and their knowledge in other fields.

 

Therefore, it is feasible for us to enjoy our online social life. These sites help us to spread information and share our culture and lifestyle. That’s why social networking sites benefit society, it offer everything to facilitate our online social life.