A Critical Study of Social Networking Using Habits Among The College Students of Karnal District

MAMTA CHAWLA SEHGAL

Abstract


As the increase in popularity of social networking is on a constant rise, new uses for the technology are constantly being observed.  At the forefront of emerging trends in social networking sites is the concept of “real-time web” and “location based”.  Social networks are also being used by teachers and students as a communication tool.  Because many students are already using wide-range of social networking sites, teachers have begun to familiarize themselves with this trend and are now using it to their advantage.  Teachers & professors are doing everything from creating chat-room forums and groups to extend classroom discussion to posting assignments, tests and quizzes, to assisting with homework outside of the classroom setting.  Social networks are also being used to foster teacher-parent communication.  In the present study, investigator tried to identify the positive as well as negative aspects of the use of Social networking sites (SNSs) among college students of Karnal district.  Social networking using habits of the students of 4 colleges (2 Govt. aided & 2 self-financing) were studied. A descriptive survey method was used for data collection with the help of a self-structured & administered questionnaire on a sample of 200.


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SNS (Social Networking Sites), Facebook, Twitter, Habits

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