I am sure all of us spend some time on Facebook but was surprised to learn that the average time students spent on Facebook was 106 minutes per day!!!. We spend almost 2 hours on Face book was definitely amazing to know. We keep cribbing , no time no time...Now we know where most of our time goes :-)
Another surprising finding was, time spent on engaging in some Facebook activities such as sharing links and checking up on friends was positively related to GPA while posting status updates was negatively related. I wonder, how these two activities are different from one another.You are ultimately spending the same amount of time on both the activities. Ultimately, it is up to the user, what best he wants to extract out of the technology.The study highlights the pros and cons of the Facebook usage and provides a insight how educational institutions can extract greatly out of such media.
This study closely relates to the SNA that we did in the class. After reading this article, it becomes more clear how we can analyse and interpret social networks. I have pasted the link to the article below. Enjoy the reading.
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Department of Academic Development and Counseling, Lock Haven University