Facebook Research Paper

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1.1 Background Facebook is a social networking site which was launched on February 2004 “by some college students Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes as a site for Harvard students. Shortly after, it expanded to any college student with an .edu e-mail account. Between Fall 2005 and Fall 2006, Facebook expanded to high school networks, first, work networks, later, and, eventually, to Internet users in general.” (Valenzuela, Park, & F. Kee, K, 2008. p. 5). Nowadays, Facebook is the most effective means of communication. Similar to other social networking websites people their own account of Facebook where they give their personal information like gender, birth date, hometown, religion, political views,
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They presented this research on 16th April, in San Diego at the meeting of American Education Research Association. It was discovered that college students who were facebook users, spent lesser time studying than nonusers of facebook and eventually got lower grades. Although more than three-quarters of facebook users claimed that facebook use does not hamper their studies we cannot deny the fact that there is a connection between these two. Facebook users in the study had GPAs between 3.0 and 3.5, while non-users had GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0. Users seemed to allocate one to five hours study time weekly whereas non-users pulled off 11 to 15 hours on a weekly basis. (Grabmeier, n. d).
Moreover, they surveyed 219 students at Ohio State, including 102 undergraduate students and 117 graduate students out of which, 148 said they had a Facebook account. It was found that 85 percent of undergraduates were Facebook users, while only 52 percent of graduate students had accounts which proved that working students were less likely to use Facebook, while students with more leisure time were more likely to

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