1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

11 March 2014

A letter to editor (5D Choy Hiu Tung Pinky)

Dear Sir,

I am writing to express my opinion about the overuse of online social networking site.

With the aid of the online social networking site, we get a lot of benefits. For example, we can release our pressure, share pictures and work on projects easily. Also, we can communicate with friends and families in a convenient way.  Although there are many advantages about using social networking, it still has disadvantages, such as wasting time, affecting health and having less communication with family or even decreasing the chance for face-to-face communication. Let me explain it in detail.

Firstly, social networking sites have many functions. Most people use it for watching videos, checking status of Facebook friends and chat. Also nowadays, there are so many online social networking, such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Each webpage, each of them has different functions. If we need to visit all of them, we need to use more than 2 hours. So it wastes our precious time. And if we overuse of online social networking site, we will become addicted to it. Then we don’t have enough time to study or do homework which will affect our school results.

Secondly, the overuse of online social networking site would affect our vision. We know that sometimes we need to search information in these social webpages. Although we felt tired of our eyes, we wouldn’t take rest and keep on searching. So we will get short sighted easily and we need to wear glasses because we have astigmatism and myopia if overuse the computer, especially the social networking sites.

Thirdly, nowadays we can chat with anyone by social networking, so that we do not need face-to-face communication with anyone, especially our parents. It is because it is too convenient to chat with people by computer or mobile phone through the online social network. People will overuse this method to chat, so we will not always chat with anyone face-to-face. It will affect our communication skills, interpersonal skills. And these skills would affect social development of our future. It erodes our care about our family, weaken our instincts in interacting with others on social occasions.

All in all, online social networking site have its own advantages and disadvantages. If you don’t want to have these disadvantages, try to manage your time and have self-control when using online social networking site.

Yours faithfully,

Pinky Choy

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