Ellison, Steinfield and Lampe identify that social networking sites are among the main use of internet today. According to the authors, social networking sites are among the social media platforms that facilitate interaction in the computer environment. The writers identify the main motives for using social networking sites, for example, Facebook. One of the benefits is that Facebook improves the quality of life both social and at workplaces. According to the writers, social media has become common in the society that a majority cannot remember previous life without them. Social networking sites have become popular among college students who find it as a major platform for social interaction.
The is no doubt that social media changed our way of socializing but is this change for good? Fowler and Baughman in their articles talk about social media and its effects on our society. Baughman in his article “growing old in the digital age: an exercise in egotism” argues that social media ruined our way of celebrating important events such as birthdays. He says that now a day we do not enjoy birthdays, because people no longer do it in the traditional way such as making birthday party and so on. In addition, flower in his article “The Facebook addiction spreads” argues that social media especially Facebook has a huge impact on the students’ life. Although it has many befits on the entertaining side, it wastes the students’ time and by writing this article, he is trying to convince his audience to be responsible. Fowler and Baughman are trying to persuade about the side effect of social networking by applying evidence, personal
4 EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON COLLEGE STUDENTS Statement of Problem To address the issue of the effectiveness of using social networking, the first question raised in this study is: for what purpose is the student utilizing social networking? Research on this topic will start to reveal social networking sites are simply part of how students interact with each other with no apparent impact on grades. Thus, the objective of this research is to explore the advantages and disadvantages of students’ use of social networking for study. The main purpose of this research is to expand on previous research, explore the relationship between the effects of social networking and students’ study efficiency, and to determine if social media interfering with students’ academic lives. Research Questions: Which is the most popular social media site for students? What is the amount of time students spend utilizing social media in various academic processes? Review of the Literature College students have great interest in social media. For the purpose of this study, social media was defined as Facebook, YouTube, Blogs, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn (Martin, 2008). Although, providing a detailed perspective on social media use among university students and underscoring that such use can produce both
It is true that social network sites are growing at an alarming rate and that there are many advantages and disadvantages in using social network sites. If one understands these advantages and attempts to avoid the disadvantages, then one can use these sites to improve their knowledge, increase personal relationships with Family and friends, and create a functioning secure social network on-line. Because social network sites play such an important and valuable role in society today, it is detrimental that one undertstands the disadvantages to using them. Social network sites can cause addiction, lower grades, cyber bullying, health problems,
The use of electronic and social media has become a staple in our society. No matter where one travels one can have access to this great resource. But has this accessibility and dependence upon electronic and social media gone too far? Is this passion for instant gratification affecting our ability to communicate with those around us on a personal level? Another question to ask is whether or not this constant access to technology will help our children develop the necessary skills to succeed in life; whether through multitasking or being able to adapt to new situations. There have been many studies that argue both sides of this issue. Some say these new
Social networking is a way to communicate with family and friends. Technology has improved over the years and with its improvement and advances we have advanced with technology. Social networking can provide good points and bad points, it’s all in the
The issue that will be discussed has to do with social networking. Social network is highly important because it is used on a daily basis in our surroundings. Technology has progressed throughout the years, and has created many opportunities for students, businesses, and adults to succeed. Almost everyone in the world has access to the Internet or soon will have access to the Internet. This topic is important because many have the image/ belief that social networking is bad, and have debated on what is considered a social network. However, there are proven facts that social networking is beneficial for students and grown ups. People interact in many ways, some by social media, some by phone, some by email, and now we have the advantage of researching and contacting people all over the world, by using social networking sites and programs. Social networking is used every day and in many different ways. Social network providers us with prospering skills that in the long term, it will beneficial for our lives. Social network allows us to communicate across the globe rapidly, helps us gain important skills, and they are educational benefits. The purpose is to inform and educate others about social network about the pros and cons and what is considered a social network.
Research has found that the convenience of social networks that makes mankind easier to live in this affluent’s era can lead pupils addicted to social networking, consequently it may affect the productivity of work and negative physical effect on human.
The users of social networking, increase the amount of social networking being used each and every day. From January 2008 to January 2014 “the use of online social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest went up from twenty six percent to seventy four percent” (“Social Networking ProCon.org”). Spending too much time on social networking, causes some of the people to become distracted from their school, work, and their everyday lives. Social networking is a distraction, and it puts one’s life in danger. Social networking has negatively impacted society.
Nowadays people cannot imagine how to catch up with friends and family without the usage of social networking. All around the world, people have the ability to connect with others. Social networking websites allow users to make profiles, upload pictures and videos, play games and chat with other users. In addition, people have the ability to learn about current news and events. It has also served as an effective tool in marketing for many businesses worldwide. Some of the top widely used networking sites include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. While social networking has provided great benefits for users to communicate and interact, it poses some negative effects as well.
(procon.org. 1). Anyway, while we pond on that question, let us discuss why social media discourages students from studying or why students who uses social networking sites don’t do well in school. Besides the fact that students who use social networking sites use them to connect with their family, and long distance friends, proponents of social networking sites may argue that it helps students to do better at school, and that 59% of students with access to the internet report that they use social networking sites to discuss educational topics and 50% use these sites talk about school assignments, according to procon.org (2). However, since these sites are not one hundred percent accurate and reliable, how are we sure that the students who uses social networking sites are actually doing well in their academics and not failing when it is obvious non users of social networking sites perform better. As a matter of fact, what chance does a student who uses social networking sites stand to a student who spends their time outside classroom doing their homework’s, reading their class notes, textbooks, and novels, and spending their time on other things other than on social networking sites? In as much as many of us don’t see the harm social networking sites are having on our students, it is an undeniable fact
In today’s technological era, internet has engulfed each and every area of the world. Due to rapid changes in technology, people are becoming addicted toward social network and have tremendous affects and influence over the lives of many people. The debate about social networking has emerged all over the world. There are some who are against it but there are also a lot of people who are in favor of it. Since the advent of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, there has been much debate on their benefits and detriments. While social networking sites are a useful tool in our increasingly connected world, they can also adversely affect our development and the nature of our social interactions. Hence, it is important to first identify their advantages and disadvantages to effectively use them.
Social networking affects the student 's’ achievement in school positively and negatively. One may say that it allows students to become an active member on campus and create relationships between peers. Junco, Heiberger, and Loken argue that “ a higher percentage of high users of social networking websites participated in and spent more time in campus organizations than low users” (Junco, Heiberger, and Loken 121). They also add that “students who were engaged in academic discussions via Twitter also forged interpersonal relationships. While they discussed the reading, students made connections when realizing they had shared values and interests” (Junco, Heiberger, Loken 126). Unfortunately, social networking sites increase the chance of
& Bonds-Raacke, 2008; Salaway et al., 2008). However, despite the popularity of Facebook due to the great increase in use, speed, interactivity, and free Internet access, an amount of the student user
In our present generations, there a lot of technologies have been deployed to make things easier. One of them is the Social Networking Sites it is very useful in many ways, and it is easy to use by anyone apparently most of them is the students, because there are lot of benefits that they can have through it, it can be popularity pertaining to the passion of the people in the present technology, another one is the communication through different people and also