In this age of globalization, the advent of internet is something that has shaken almost all spheres of personal, social and professional human life. Wikipedia.org, 2012 cited that with the rapid growth of people who use or have access to the Internet, millions of people can stay connected together using the web provision called Social Networking Sites (SNSs).
According to Chelly and Mataillet, 2012 that social networking sites are interactive web links that give people an opportunity to create, share and publish information, build communities and communicate around the world. Specifically, social networking is a common online activity that allows people to communicate with those they would not usually have contact with and this
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Today, social networking is also one of the most active web-based activities in the Philippines. Consequently, a study released by Universal McCann regarding with the social networking usage which declared Philippines as "the social networking capital of the world," with 83 percent of Filipinos surveyed are members of a social network. Filipinos are also regarded as the top photo uploaders and web video viewers, while they are second when it comes to the number of blog readers and video uploaders. As well, with over 7.9 million Filipinos using the Internet, 6.9 million of them visit a social networking site at least once a month. As a result, social networking has a multitude of implications for the field of education and these impact students, educators, administrators, and parents alike in the country (wikipedia.org, 2012).
With regards to learning, people who use social networking sites gain essential communicative skills. It is because SNSs allow for people to engage in dialogic, dynamic inquiry, asking questions, venturing other viewpoints, offering clarification and supporting evidence, with the goal of deepening understanding rather than looking for the right answer. Their writing, oral communication and critical thinking skills all improve (Monroe 2006). Again, these skills will undoubtedly be beneficial to a person’s education as well as on their career. However, a recent study has shown that students who are more involved in social