Effect of social networking to students' study habit
Effect of Social Networking to Students' Study Habit
With the rapid phase of the changing generation, the youth is now more demanding in acquiring technologies that will suit to their needs, especially in when it is applied to their studies. Certainly, the access in Internet or in the World Wide Web is easy and there are many benefits can be gained.
The use of this accessibility is applied mostly on the professionals such as medical practitioners, business tycoons, and even government officials. The purpose of their usage the Internet is different in terms of their needs and various marketers also applied their expertise on it. Apparently, the growing numbers of users are members of different social networking sites and most of them are students.
Social networking such as Cyworld in Korea, Facebook one of the largest social networking sites in the U.S., Myspace, and many others has been plagued the websites of the Internet accessibility. Many individuals, mostly students and their friends are engaged in social networking.
Social networks are made to entertain and to interact with the other people even if they are miles away. There are many various styles used by the social networks to accommodate their visitors like enabling the host to create his or her mini-homepages and considered as a way to express their own ideas. Part of creating their own world through the web is decorating them with vivid colors, wallpapers, characters, and even music and videos ( 2009).
Due to the continuous change in cultural and social aspect and with the accordance of technological revolution, the social networking’s essence in the face of the Internet and Web is still in question. There are many sites that are pushing their limitations to follow the success of the Google in terms of marketing and generating revenues which is a significant factor between the search engine and on networking sites.
Now, ask every student and they will definitely tell you that they had an account ranges from 1 to 3 in different social networking sites. With this fact, the networking sites is a subject for scrutiny because they can contribute of influence the individuals especially children. And they are unaware that these social networking can gradually affect their studies that will reflect on their grades.
It is true that an interactive world can help the students to do their assignments efficiently and accurately. The young members of population have started the marketers to start experimenting with alternative forms of communication. The birth of social networking sites and its growth is enormously fast and the members are unlimited ( 2009).
The only purpose of the social networking is to follow the success of Google in which they also adopted the advertising-based model. But the social networking sites did not realize that their adaptation of the advertising-based model is not sustainable since the students are only accessing their site just to interact of communicate with their friends and not to purchase their products online. There is so much promise in advertising online, especially when there are large marketers, but if the target of the online site is the middle aged people – the success is seemingly blurred.
Study and Social Networking
The fusion of study and Internet sites opened the doors for positive and negative results (2009). Almost 80% of the students said that the use of social networking sites such as Facebook does not affect their grades (2009). This idea brought out the issues about the study habits of the students.
The effect of social networking on the student’s study habits results in different ranges. Many studies show different results about the students who use social networking. There are instances that the student who uses Facebook often has consistently lower grades, in which on the other study’s result is different.
The higher-education officials and social networking experts said that there is a long-term research about the determination of the social networking sites on the academics of the students and on their grades (2009). There is a majority numbers among the student’s population who uses social networking sites that received grades according to their performance. The academic performance of the students is different from the other that suggests to the idea that there is, somehow, an impact of social networking over the academics and their study habits.
However, it is logical to think that the students who used to view their network account more than necessary in a day is highly risky in failing grades, than the one who can manage her or his time and maintaining the routine to finish all his assignments before clicking the icons on his homepage.
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