Review of related literature about social networking sites

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Review of related literature about social networking sites

We found this report to be truly challenging in many aspects, indeed very interesting in relation to the various interpretational and engrossing exercises.

The report is actually to explore the impact of Social Networking Sites on academic performance of students. However, if any explanation is required, we would be honored to oblige.

Kindly accept this humble effort of bringing forward our research and finding on the subject matter. We extend my cordial thanks and deep sense of gratitude to professor for his constant support, guidance and motivation, which helped the group immensely in completing this project.

We also would like to thank our respondents for giving us their valuable time and providing us with the information needed to carry out the research successfully.

We also thank our family and friends for their support and encouragement for this dissertation. These have played a crucial role in bridging boundaries and crossing the seas and enabling them to communicate on a common platform.

It has become a popular and a potential mean for them to stay with the existing friends and to grow up their social circle at least in terms of acquaintances.

In Pakistan, social networking sites are getting more popular and it has become a vital part of our social life. This study seeks to find out the impact of Social Networking Sites on academic performance of students.


The Internet is more than just a means of seeking information. People discovered that the Internet could be used to connect with other people, whether for business or commercial purpose, make new friends, reawaken old friends and long lost relatives.

The use of social networking sites has been widespread that they have not only caught the attention of academic and industry researchers worldwide but also us, in particular.

Social networking sites are now being investigated by numerous social science researchers and an increasing number of academic commentators are becoming more and more interested in studying Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking services, because of their probable impact on academic performance.

While the social networking sites have the same key aspects, the cultures and responses around them that become apparent are varied. Most sites help strangers connect with others based on shared personal interests, political and economic views, or simply recreational activities.

Some sites accommodate distinct viewers, while others attract people based on similarities, such as common languages or shared religious, racial, sexual or nationality-based identities.

Nonetheless, social networking sites have only one common goal. It is to encourage new ways to communicate and share information. Many students always log in to their account on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Could you imagine the number of all the students logging in to these social networking sites, everyday?

That would be millions of students logging. This emergent phenomenon aroused us to look into social networking sites and why they affect fellow students academic performances. The target population for this research was defined as the students who form the major chunk of users of these social networking sites.

This was done to have a better insight into the research as the target population was one of the most avid users of these sites and could provide exceptional responses. Even the understanding of the questionnaire was easy for them as they were familiar with the sites and are quite clear about the reasons they use it for and the various problems that they now face because of the effects of using these social networking sites.

The responses were collected by personal questioning. The responses were taken from the students in Institute. Other evidences showcased with this study were retrieved carefully from the web.

Communication has become effective as never before thanks to the advent of internet.

Impact of Social Networking Sites on Academic Performance of Students

The social networking sites have also played a crucial role in bridging boundaries and crossing the seas and bringing all people at a common platform where they can meet like-minded people or find old friends and communicate with them. It has become a potential mean to relation building and staying in touch with all known.Social capital, self-esteem, and use of online social network sites: A longitudinal analysis.

Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29 (6), [ Get . This paper presents a literature review of empirical research related to the use and effects of social media in higher education settings.

The adoption of social media has been steadily increasing. However, a majority of the research reported focuses on students’ perception on the effects of.

Review of related literature about social networking sites

Literature review; THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE this research found Blogs, Social Impact, and twitter among the other popular social networking sites.

The review found a mix of opinion regarding whether social networking platforms and technology should be integrated into learning processes or not. Related Posts. Talking of Social Networking Sites, we may define first the 5 most popular Social networking sites and the bad ones.

Facebook is said to be the most popular social website where one can share and upload pictures, videos, message, chat, and many other features (Sales, ). THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ACADEMIC PRACTICE: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE Retta Guy* Web-based technologies that support the social architecture of a community and enhance.

A Literature Review on the Business Impacts of Social Network Sites. 46 International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, 4(1), , January-March

Social Networking Sites: Review of Related Literature