Humans have always worked towards advancing their technology resulting in constant changes to our way of life. “Moore’s Law is a computing term which originated around 1970; the simplified version of this law states that processor speeds or overall processing power for computers will double every two years.” From the abacus to the calculator, the wheel to the automobile, the Atari to the Xbox our technology advances exponentially. In other words, our technological advancements are accelerating faster and faster each year.
How we interact with the world has changed with the innovation of the internet. Social media is the latest change and with it comes a new way of communicating. This new way of communicating also comes with new risks that are unique to its medium. Presenting personal information on the internet invites criminals to exploit it. Employers also view social media to ensure their employees, or future employees, meet their ethics code and practices. It is the individuals’ responsibility to secure their social media accounts. They should also give thought to the consequences of what they post. Networking sites can compromise both personal and professional security.