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Letter to college students

Dear fellow college students, We are living in an ever-changing environment and experiencing completely new things that past generations have not experienced. Social networking sites consume our daily lives. It seems like wherever you look, someone is updating their Facebook status or commenting on a photo. Whatever it may be, sites like Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

The Final Verdict! Is Social Networking Good or Bad? …for college students specifically

So hopefully reading the last few posts gave a little perspective about the various views around Social Networking. As a college student, I can see how social networking impacts my fellow classmates and I. . Wherever it may be, people are constantly checking their Facebook notifications, updating their status’, tweeting thoughts, hash tagging a phrase, or … Continue reading

Social Networking and its usage in education

Do you think using sites like Facebook and Twitter for educational purposes can benefit students. Take a look art this study done by Ray Junco of Lock Haven University. Junco’s study looks at how Twitter actually benfitted students learning process through a semester-long controlled experiment. What are your thoughts? Although this study shows that social networking … Continue reading

The Facebook Effect

Check out this study done by Professors at the Univeristy of Texas. It takes a look at how facebook use actually correlates with college students involvement in the community, participation in politics, and satisfaction in their social lives. Really interesting study and one that shows us an unexpected positive aspect of social networking.  

Does Facebook make us happy or sad?

Here is a great video from bigthink speaker Tal Ben-Shahar. Shahar is a Positive Psychology Lecturer a Harvard Univeristy and gives us a brief insight on how Facebook may be affecting us and our development. Take a look and comment your ideas!

So what are the views for and against social networking?

Here is a great site that looks into all the ways that social networking sites affect people (college students in particular). Pretty interesting to see both sides of the argument. Comment about what you think of social networking? Do you have good emotions and a sense of popularity through social networking? Is facebook affecting your study habits? Do … Continue reading

Categorizing sites! (the bad side)

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions for your first post. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by … Continue reading