GEYC Resources Center team challenged their Facebook members to express their opinion regarding the social networks. The online debate pointed out how social networks could be used by young people in different countries and what benefits do they bring for the professional careers of youngsters.
People from all over the world got involved in the discussion, offering pro and cons arguments:
- personal and professional development: finding internship opportunities, interesting events, courses and workshops
- sharing information with people interested in the same subjects
- online education
- international networking
- developing a CV
- privacy concerns
- possible mix between personal and professional lives
- information accuracy
- aggressive advertising
The people who shared their ideas about social networks were from Romania, Turkey, Croatia, Philippines, Germany, Armenia, Greece, USA, Lithuania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Portugal and the main social media tools debated were Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.