Implications Of Facebook

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Facebook has been found to interact with the psychological well-being and suggest that this will provide a greater benefit for users with low-self esteem and low-life satisfaction. Does Facebook benefit college students socially and academically? This research question is important because Facebook can be a major distraction to students and also can be a disturbance to how we interact in face-to-face conversations, but then again Facebook can help with networking and can possibly help people make cyber friends. When technology negatively affects how we learn and interact, it becomes a social problem that must be examined or studied for a possible solution. Researchers make a compelling argument examining the relationship of Facebook and how …show more content…
The author uses Facebook as a research context in order to determine whether offline social use can be generated by online tools. The results of the study show that Facebook use among college-age was significantly higher than any other age. To measure the different aspects of college students using Facebook they included two self reported assessments of Facebook behavior, designed to compute the extent to which the participant was actively engaged in Facebook activities. The number of Facebook “friends” and the amount of time spent on Facebook on a typical day. This measure also included a series of “Liked” attitudinal questions designed to tap the extent to which the participant was emotionally connected to Facebook and the extent to which Facebook was integrated into their daily activities. This measurement included four broad types of measures. They collected information about demographic and other descriptive variables, including gender, age, year in school, local vs. home residence, ethnicity, a measure of Internet use adapted from, and whether respondents were Facebook members or not. This study also included Facebook usage measures, such as time spent using Facebook and items designed to assess whether Facebook was used to meet new people or to establish an online connection to pre-existing connections. Also, the study included measures of …show more content…
One of the saddest components of our generation is that we are losing colleagues who read, write, and speak well. Although, when life changes and we move far away from each other Facebook is still a good tool to use to stay in contact. In addition to helping student populations, this use of technology could support a variety of populations, including professional researchers, neighborhood and community members, employees of companies, or others who benefit from retained

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