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Debate for Social Networking ( Favour Motion )...

WE are now living in an information society because of the advent of the internet and various social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Netlog, Zorpia, Whatsuapp and Blogs, among others. The proliferation of these sites has attracted both the young and the old and surprisingly, political parties, churches and other civic organisations. These sites have to a certain extent drawn people from disparate geographical locations closer. Of course I cannot rule out the problem of the digital divide which has hindered many people from accessing the internet and partaking fully in the process of communication via these networking sites. For this article I tried to gather views from various stakeholders across the social spectrum on the impact of these sites in Zimbabwean society. Information is one of the basic requisites for driving social change in communities. It keeps people updated with the current trends because being current is the currency of these days. The social change due to the flow of information can either be positive or catastrophic to social development. I tried to find out from the "netizens" themselves if the networking sites are offering a panacea to social ills and imbalances or they are merely exacerbating moral decay. It has definitely been a boon to society. Over twenty years ago the only way we had to keep in touch with others was by snail mail or phone. Now the majority of households have at leas...

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