International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Usage of Social Networking Sites and Technological Impact on the Interaction- Enabling Features
Abdullah Ali Alassiri, Mariah Binti Muda, Rahmat Bin Ghazali, Ubani Charles Ahamefula

Technology mediated social networking site conveniently allows its users to communicate, develop and maintain friendships. The usage pattern of social networking consumes time and exposes users profile information to online threat. Increasing security concern necessitate for a study especially as the population of the mostly used online social networking site has rapidly increased to about 4.545 billion users spending an average time of 2 hours 43 seconds daily. The technological impact of social networking site reviewed focuses onthe information used for communication, interaction and to socialize with other users. The study highlighted alternative pathway to circumvent online security risks.

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