media społecznościowe; komunikacja w Internecie; Facebook
Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
K. Doktorowicz (red.), "Media społecznościowe : dialog w cyberprzestrzeni. T. 2" (S. 37-55). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Today, social media constitute an important part of our lives. Communication by means of the Internet does not only serve the mere purpose of maintaining personal contacts, but it is also necessary to conduct business, indulge in education or entertainment. The main feature of the Internet is the lack of structure and binding hierarchy. Popular social networking sites are the main place to meet and exchange information, especially for young people. Facebook, which was created in 2004, is one of the most popular websites with highly developed technology. The article points out many aspects related to the use of this site, beginning with the issue of privacy through business, politics, and even health problems. It shows us quite a horrifying picture of the website which has a gigantic amount of data about each of us, and the helplessness to establish effective legal barriers in Europe.