Influence of Facebook on HKU Space College Students Research Paper by Kien

Influence of Facebook on HKU Space College Students
An examination of the influences on Facebook on the students of HKU Space community college.
# 153579 | 2,623 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2013 | KE
Published on Jun 18, 2013 in Education (Higher) , Education (Social Issues) , Computer and Technology (General)

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This paper reveals that Facebook use adversely affects the academic performance of students, it affects students' participation in social activities as it consumes most of their time and it has a slight correlation to students' low self esteem. The paper provides recommendations on how students can improve the manner in which they utilize the social site, that include the use of proper time management, concentrating on studies, using Facebook appropriately and finding better alternatives to self esteem enhancement.
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From the Paper:

"Technological growth especially in the field of information and communication systems has facilitated the emergence of numerous social network sites where individuals can trace and connect with their friends. Facebook is one of these social network sites which enable people especially the youngsters to connect and interact with their peers. Popularity in use of this site stem from the fact that it is relatively easy and cheap to use in comparison to other conventional modes of communication. Globally, use of Facebook has rocketed among college going students who do not merely perceive it as a marketing tool but also as a place where they can hang out with their peers. The site enables them to perform a wide range of activities including uploading of photos, sharing videos and music as well as hosting peer groups through which they can organize and schedule events. However, this new social network phenomenon is not without a downside. Increased adoption of Facebook particularly by college students has had grave implications on the individual users (Ellison, Steinfield and Lampe, para 2). Ramifications of Facebook have been diverse and of varied magnitude including privacy concerns and aggravated adverse impacts on the academic performance of the students. Nevertheless, the implications of Facebook adoption are largely dependent on the manner in which individuals students choose to use it."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cassidy, J. "Me media." The New Yorker 15 May 2006: 50-59.
  • Ellison, Nicole B, Charles Steinfield and Cliff Lampe. "The Benefits of Facebook "Friends:" Social Capital and College Students' Use of Online Social Network Sites." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (2007).
  • Fodeman, Doug and Marje Monroe. "The Impact of Facebook on Our Students." 2009. 1 April 2011 <>.
  • Fovet, Frederic. "Impact of the Use of Facebook amongst Students." 2009. 1 April 2011 <>.
  • Karpinski, Aryn. "Study Finds Link between Facebook Use, Lower Grades in College." n.d. 1 April 2011 <>.

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