George - Advanced
Social media is a crucial part of modern civilisation. These social networks link friends, family and acquaintances in online communities.
Websites like Facebook, Line and Instagram rely on user-generated content – text posts, comments, photos and videos – earning advertising revenue and selling personal data.
Users create groups to discuss their passions, interacting with anyone anywhere, helping businesses connect with customers.
But privacy is lost. Users’ personal data is sold. They risk hacking, spying, and tracking.
Definition: (adjective) extremely important
Ex: Understanding human reaction to social media is crucial.
Definition: (noun) a person you know
Ex: I have many acquaintances but not enough friends.
Definition: (noun) income produced from a particular source
Ex: Tech companies earn a lot of revenue from selling personal data.
Definition: (verb) to act or have an effect on each other; communicate
Ex: Social media allows people from all over the world to interact.
Definition: (verb) to expose to the chance of loss, damage or harm
Ex: If we don’t protect ourselves online, we risk identity theft.