Is Social Media Ruining Students

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With 96% of US college students on Facebook, you can draw a conclusion that it’s somewhat influential within our education system. Some universities are starting to embrace social media, but for the most part students are left to rely on their peers to learn how to navigate the world of Web 2.0.

Is it a good thing or a bad thing? You decide.

Below is a graphic by Online Education that looks at the pros and cons of a national student body that is embedded in social media.

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Is Social Media Ruining Students?
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  1. I don’t believe Facebook alone is much of a problem for me. When I follow a link from Facebook to another site, then that site gives me an idea for another site to browse – that’s when I get really distracted.

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    ok, that looks like it might just work dude. Wow.

  3. is really facebook addiction 350x more addictive than cigarette smoking? how reliable is this? that seems scary 😀

    Overall, nice infographic! Showing two sides of the coin and making the readers judge. Hmmmm? I don’t think social media is really a problem for students. It’s the other way around.

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  5. Are you serious? I went through college with Facebook ubiquitous. If anything it was an efficiency to connect.

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    Ok, seriously: Too much of anything has a negative impact on students.. so I do not worry about the social media effect.

  7. There are as many gains that come with social media and it is undeniable. But what many forget is the negative side, the disadvantages.

    I think it’s about DISCIPLINE. If a student used it too much then it may probably affect his/her academic performance.

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    Definitely not, it is helping students to continue their better study.