Friday, 21 June 2013

Social networking affecting education

The examples of social networking sites, Facebook has more than 500 million and Twitter has more than 200 million users. Students and teenagers use these social networking sites more than other age group. There is a lot of difference in the past education and present education which is carried by the rise of technology.

The use of social networking sites has changed the way of study. The social media allows students to connect with each other. They can discuss and help each other which make the study more efficient. By spending time on the internet, they learn more about the computer and technology. Their computer skills would helpful in their academic as well as professional life. By using social networking sites, students are able to know the information or trends which are going in the market and help them in studies. Wikipedia makes the things easier for the students to get deep knowledge about any topic. Students can contact the professionals related to their field through the social sites such LinkedIn and they can get experience shared by them on twitter or Facebook.

On the other side, Social networking has very adverse effect on studies. Students are becoming fully dependent on the internet to make their assignments done. These social networking sites are also a distraction for the students when students do multitasks such as opening YouTube or Facebook, show less academic performance. Websites having features spell and grammar check is the hindrance in the grammar proficiency of students. Last but not least, as students spend their most of time on social networking sites chatting with their friend, they are less able to communicate properly with people verbally. 

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