If you know a lot about the topic, you can develop a research question based on your own knowledge.
It also assumes that this “harm” is proven and/or accepted.
The clearer version specifies sites (My Space and Facebook), the type of potential harm (privacy issues), and who may be experiencing that harm (users).
The simple version of this question can be looked up online and answered in a few factual sentences; it leaves no room for analysis.
The more complex version is written in two parts; it is thought provoking and requires both significant investigation and evaluation from the writer.
An issue is a concept upon which you can take a stand.
While "nuclear waste" is a topic, "safe and economic disposal of nuclear waste" is an issue, or a "point of discussion, debate, or dispute" (American Heritage Dictionary).
" is easier to research and can be covered more fully and in more depth. Choose an appropriate topic or issue for your research, one that actually can be researched (Exercise 1).
Then list all of the questions that you'd like answered yourself.
You should ask a question about an issue that you are genuinely curious and/or passionate about.
The question you ask should be developed for the discipline you are studying.