Suspicious of research blog

It seems to me that there is an assumption, in this module, that social media, are convenient and benign; in my experience and from my wider reading and from a feminist perspective, this is not necessarily so.  Do the benefits outweigh the perils?  Is the process that we are obliged to follow essential to our achievement of our best work? I will be interested to see what arguments are promulgated over the next few weeks.  And to see whether my suspicions are laid to rest.