Effect Of Social Networking On Academic Performance

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Chapter 1
The Problem and its Background
Introduction
Social networks are a popular trend today, especially among college students. This is where people can interact freely, sharing and discussing about their lives. Individuals and groups begin to engage in person-to-person conversation at these websites. They appear in many forms like blogs, microblogs, forums and many others. Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr are one of the many social networks that are well-known.
The potential for computer networking to facilitate newly improved forms of computer-mediated social interaction was suggested early on. Efforts to support social networks via computer-mediated communication were made in many ...view middle of the document...

com in 1997, followed by Makeoutclub in 2000, Hub Culture and Friendster in 2002, and soon became part of the Internet mainstream. Friendster was followed by MySpace and LinkedIn a year later, and eventually Bebo. Attesting to the rapid increase in social networking sites' popularity, by 2005, it was reported that MySpace was getting more page views than Google. Facebook, launched in 2004, became the largest social networking site in the world in early 2009.
JAIPUR: To keep a check on the increasing influence of social networking sites on students, some schools have started sensitization workshops while others organized seminars for viably handling social networking sites.
The researchers chose this topic to have more knowledge about the good and bad effects of social networking on students, especially on college students.
This study entitled Effect of Social Networking on Academic Performance has the following objectives:
1) To know the profile of the respondents;
2) To know how do the respondents find about social networking;
3) To know what the respondents can do about this kinds of situation;
4) To know when the most times are they feeling using social networking sites;
5) To know the effect of social networking.
This study aims to know both the positive or negative effect of social networking on the academic performance of college students. The researchers aim to answer the following questions:
1) What is the profile of the respondents in terms of :
1.1 Age 1.3 Civil status
1.2 Gender 1.4 Year level
2) What kind of social network site do they use?
2.1 Facebook 2.3 Tumblr
2.2 Twitter 2.4 Youtube
3) How often do they use it?
3.1 Sometimes 3.3 Always
3.2 Often 3.4 Rarely
This research is limited to 2nd year psychology students of Lyceum of the Philippines University in Manila A.Y 2013-2014. The respondents will be coming from the block of A-208.
The researchers believe that the result of the study will affect the following constitution:
Government
This study will help the government by having knowledge to one of the most problem of students’ failure in school and finding an effective solution for it.
Academy
The study will help the academy to provide better online method of the students and to increase the students’ study time and decrease their time spent on social networks.
Researchers
This will be a guide and a helpful source for future researchers who will by chance choose the same study.
Definition of Terms
Social network
an online community of people with a common interest who use a Web site or other technologies to communicate with each other and share information, resources, etc.: a business-oriented social network; a Web site or online service that facilitates this communication. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/social+network)
Usenet
An extensive system of newsgroups: a branch of the Internet; computing  a vast collection of newsgroups that follow agreed...

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