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6) Integrating various social media platforms raises several serious concerns. Comment.(250 words)

Topic- Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

6) Integrating various social media platforms raises several serious concerns. Comment.(250 words)

Economic times

Why this question

Facebook has recently mulled the idea of integrating three of its social network’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. In this context it is essential to discuss the concerns raised by such an act.

Directive word

Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.  

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue of integrating various social media platforms and express our opinion about the issues and concerns raised by such initiative.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- write a few introductory lines about the  recent idea of Facebook to integrate Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram.

Body-

Discuss the benefits to the business and the people/ consumers with such a step. E.g

One business opportunity involves behavior around Facebook Marketplace, a free Craigslist-like product where people can buy and sell goods on the social network;

Facebook Marketplace buyers and sellers in Southeast Asia would be able to reach out and communicate with each other using WhatsApp — rather than using Facebook Messenger or another, non-Facebook text messaging service.

Eventually, that could lead to new ad opportunities or services for profit etc

DIscuss the issues and concerns raised by this step. E.g

The changes  raise questions of data privacy because of how user information may be shared between the services.

Today, WhatsApp requires people to register only a phone number to sign up for the service. By contrast, Facebook and Facebook Messenger ask users to provide their real identities.

Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.