Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook have grown become the biggest names in the social media platforms. Massive information concerning individuals are now available online and are stored in the cloud. However, privacy questions have been raised concerning the ability of the database to ensure the safe storage of personal information. The extent to which social media users can access other users’ information online remains a topic of ethical consideration. This essay aims to investigate the relationship that exists between privacy and social media use. In particular, it will investigate the compromise between loss of privacy and peer-to-peer interaction. My primary objective is to establish whether it is beneficial for individuals to trade their privacy for social media use.