Rouis, Limayem,and Sangari(2011) focused on the relationship between Facebook and its impact to the academic achievement of students. The overall findings of their study revealed that 15% of Facebook usage has an impact to the students' academic achievement. Although it is not that high, this percentage must be recognized. However, their study also proposed that Facebook has a positive impact to students when it comes to satisfaction, because through this kind of platform they can communicate and get updates to their friends and family. On the other hand, Acheaw and Larson(2015) proposed that Facebook has the highest percentage when it comes to social media usage with an average of 66.4%.
This is one way in which social media show to be of service to students. When used correctly it can be an excellent form of communication with friends and family across the globe. Smart phones have now made access to social media networks a lot easier. This allows students to access these networks from almost anywhere, therefore increasing the use. It can even now be used in classrooms where students sometimes disregard the work being taught.
Peer feedback on assignments and thoughtful reflections on content increase through the open communication and strong relationships established with peers. Social media also fosters long-term retention of information. A deeper understanding is developed when social media extends the classroom discussions and work. Using social media in the learning process will allow students to develop and share newly developed ideas, symbols, and ways of knowing. To add to it, Seomworld.com reported that social media helped students have a better direction of what they want, now they have ease of reaching to mentors in the same industry and people already working in their dream company, and get a taste of what it is like, which was quite impossible for students 10 years ago.
Twitter another social media website can provide shy students with information about events that leads to “face-to-face” encounters with other students. Such personal interactions can create a positive sense of belonging. These relationships created through social media can be fostered on a community level. “The use of Internet and social media exercise our brains to skim and scan” (Connelly, 2011). Due to the big
It contains several communities such as friends, relative, experienced buyers, etc. that will give discussions about the product as well as feedback, sharing information and opinions among the communities. That is the reason why Google Ad-words, one of the most common methods for the products online advertisement, is probable to become an effective personal communication channel. This channel can support Croove for more frequent appearance and on top search when Internet users seek for related words or texts. Besides, Facebook can be mentioned as a popular and fashionable tool nowadays.
A coin has two sides. In my opinion, social media influence our interpersonal relationship in both good way and bad way. First, social media helps develop people’s self identity and sense of self. Everyone can find a group of people that shares the similar interest or things that in common in the internet. For example, OUHK Secrets in Facebook provide a platform for students in the Open University of Hong Kong to share their thoughts and exchange information.
Social networking is the connection of friends or family together which allow people to communicate easily. With social networking sites people can have a long chain of friends they can chat or share information with. Mostly students devote more attention to social media than they do to their studies. Students’ addictiveness to social network, students’ frequency of exposure to social network, social media network that the students are more exposed to and the influence of social media as a medium of interaction between students has been part of discussion in recent times and which have imparted on their academic performance. This synopsis thesis addresses the issue of the effectiveness of using social networking.
1.0 Introduction Social network sites (SNS) is a popular web-based services among youth. It allows them to create a public account or profile in a bounded system. Youth spend most of the time with gadgets to access social network sites (SNS) such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and more. By using social network sites (SNS) one can connect with others who is already their friends or new connections which shares the same interests or even mind-set. To be exact this is the new way to socialize for the youth and also a platform for them to express themselves.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, networking is defined as “The exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business”. Nowadays, networking is a very useful tool for people because of its convenient, easy using, and multitasking. For example, Facebook in the recent times is very popular. People can keep in touch with their friends, relatives, or their family. Moreover, they can search for friends from Primary School, and people nearby that are using Facebook.
Some people argue that social media is good for us because it has allowed us to widen our social circles. (Wallace)2014 said that “in the survey of more than 1,000 13- to 17-year-olds about how they view their digital lives, 28% said social networking made them feel more outgoing versus 5% who said it made them feel less so; and 29% said it made them feel less shy versus the 3% who said it made them feel more introverted.” To me, this is the case in our current generation. Nowadays, if we were to ask teens how they knew the friends they have, many would say that the friendships were made through the internet. Social media has allowed many interactions to take place between youths. They are starting to know new friends through all sorts of platforms online maybe it be gaming, online chats and many more.