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Q: Social media is becoming increasingly popular amongst all age groups. However, sharing personal information on social media websites does have risks.
Do you think that the advantages of social media outweigh the disadvantages?

When we look over on street or at train or bus, it is now prevalent that many people-regardless of their age-are obsessed to their smartphone all the time and most of them have an account of social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They upload their personal informations on these social media websites: pictures of their family, friends and even pets, schools they graduate from, and jobs they have.
However, some of social scientists have researched people who often share their information on social media and implications by doing so.
Firstly, our personal and private information can be leaked to some companies for the sake of better marketing strategy. For instance, whether you like, you are prone to be exposed to specific advertisements while suffering internet, which are made based on your personal information you uploaded on social media: age, gender, height, your preference on some products, and ect.
Secondly, your personal information shared on social media can be used to creepy criminal. let’s suppose that stalker is trying to find where you live, whom you are live with, and what time you come back home. It would take only one minute to type your name and find your social media account. Isn’t it sound creepy? Therefore, we should be very cautious to share our personal information on social media, if for no other reason than prevention of any kind of criminal beforehand.
Thirdly, you can be discriminated by your personal information you shared when you apply for some company or even you could be fired by doing so. There are a number of cases in Korea which company reject some applicants just because of their gender, religion and even your political tendency.
Therefore, as long as individuals are not perfectly protected from the leakage of personal information, random criminal, and the discrimination of company, I strongly claim that the disadvantages far overweigh the advantages.
does this sound natural?

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