At present, whether social media is favorable or unfavorable, many students utilize these sites on a daily basis. As social media sites continue to grow in popularity it is our belief that technology is a vital part of today’s student success equation. Many parents are worried that their college students are spending too much time on Facebook and other social media sites and they do not have enough time studying. (Walter & Rivera, 2004) Therefore, our research ascertains the relationship between the social media and students’ study efficiency. Everyone is different, and for some students, studying and being motivated to learn comes n... ... middle of paper ... ...
While social media addiction may be great for the owners of the sites, the negatives of social media addiction on the people who use it can cause escapism from reality, failure of personal relationships, and depression. Obviously, people use social media excessively to follow people with millions of followers just to feel bad about themselves. Social media is a... ... middle of paper ... ...55% of youths used social media in 2006. 91% say that they use social media to stay in touch with friends and 49% say to make new friends. In a study done at a college (Barker) 81% of the people surveyed said they use social media to keep in touch with friends they do not see often and 48% use it to keep in touch with family and relatives.
The largest group of Facebook users is college students who are between 18-26 years old. Facebook has affected the academic performance of these students either positively or negatively. Facebook has positive impacts on students’ performance in the academic life. For instance, it gives the students a sense of flexibility. College students are one of the major groups of people who face stress in work.
Social media has a bold impact college student's grades, social interactions, and the teaching and learning process. To begin, there have been many speculations about social media and how the effects it has on grades. Stated by Lomeli, “some students would rather Facebook then do their homework. There is a lot of time lost due to social media”. As Lomeli said, "some students spend six to eight hours per day on social media, such as Facebook, while completing their homework.
Social media has impacted positively in the business world, but its downside has impacted teens in high school, with issues such as cyber bullying, and people using Facebook and twitter to get over their boredom and research proving that the more they use social networking websites the more envious they feel. Internal communication is a key to succeed and every company’s internal communication is different some way or the other. Informing employees about salaries, benefits and end of the year bonuses is not consid... ... middle of paper ... ...ievable. One of them is a podcast is a series of digital media files, usually either digital audio or video, made available for download via web syndication. As the files are made available by the company, Podcast uses tools such as “simple download” to automatically download them in series.
Many universities have their presentations on the YouTube channel, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, but much less on Pinterest, which may soon change due to trend of need to be dominant in the market through social networks. The question is whether the social media should be used in educational purposes and in which level. In relation to the connection students to the site or e-learning platforms, it is much higher attachment students for Facebook. It is especially in summer days, when students are on holiday. Students are pleaded to not wanting their studying to be moved of this social network, because they can be distracted with the constant notifications of what do their friends ... ... middle of paper ... ...h2006.pdf Tanja E Bosch, Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape Town, November, 2009 (Online) Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439880902923606 Stutzman, F. 2008.
As the use of Facebook has continued to grow by both the number of users and the amount of time each user spends on it, we should be asking one question: Does the use of Facebook help or hurt college students in terms of social and educational opportunities? From a social standpoint, Facebook seems to have a lot to offer. As stated in the article “The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families” Facebook gives people the chance to donate their time and efforts in the community by notifying them of upcoming events” (Clarke-Pearson & O’Keeffe, 2011, p. 2). Within the article “Me and My 400 Friends: The Anatomy of College Students’ Facebook Networks, Their Communication Patterns, and Well-Being” it states that an experiment preformed at the University of California proved that the more often college students were on Facebook, the more they felt supported from loved ones back home. Also, this made them feel as if they were a greater part of their college campus (Manago, Taylor & Greenfield, 2012, p. 370).
Social media is defined as websites and applications used for social networking, in other words it is a way for people to interact and express themselves without being face to face. Social media has become a large part of the life of teenagers, who make up most of the population of people who are subjected to using social media in their daily lives. Many college students are faced with balancing their social lives with school and even athletics making priorities a big dilemma for them. College students in America are affected in many ways by social media whether it be their social life, their happiness, or their grades. Studies have shown that social media has a direct correlation to a college students social life.
With most of our work being online, we are forced to use the internet. Most college students, on top of our school work, use some form of social media. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are three of the most popular sites for college students to use, and can commonly be downloaded as an app onto the person’s smart phone. The constant use not only in the classroom, but in the workplace can lead to more people facing addiction problems all over the world. Today, many people complete tasks for their job on a computer.
Previous Research: There is a debate as to whether Internet use has a positive or negative impact in our social lives. One study found that for 40% of the college students in their sample, the Internet had been instrumental in the formation of new friendships. Moreover, 7% of their sample had used the Internet to find a romantic partner. The participants in the study claimed that one of the main benefits of communicating through the Internet was reduced social anxiety and shyness (Knox, 2001). In another study, there was evidence that lonely individuals were more likely to use email and the Internet in order to stay connected with others—in theory, giving them a healthier social life—however, evidence showed that heavy use had a negative social impact (Morahan-Martin, 2003).