Effect of Facebook on Our Life

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Effect of Facebook on Our Life
« on: November 23, 2015, 06:48:50 PM »
Effect on higher education:

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative has  released a brief pamphlet entitled "7 Things You Should Know About Facebook" aimed at higher education professionals that "describes what [Facebook] is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning".
Some research on Facebook in higher education suggests that there may be some small educational benefits associated with student Facebook use, including improving engagement which is related to student retention. More recent research has found that time spent on Facebook is related to involvement in campus activities. This same study found that certain Facebook activities like commenting and creating or RSVPing to events were positively related to student engagement while playing games and checking up on friends was negatively related. Furthermore, using technologies such as Facebook to connect with others can help college students be less depressed and cope with feelings of loneliness and homesickness.
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Re: Effect of Facebook on Our Life
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 06:52:10 PM »
Effect on student grades:
As of February 2012, only four published peer-reviewed studies have examined the relationship between Facebook use and grades. There is considerable variance in the findings. Pasek et al. (2009) found there was no relationship between Facebook use and grades. Kolek and Saunders (2008) found that there were no differences in overall grade point average (GPA) between users and non-users of Facebook. Kirschner and Karpinski (2010) found that Facebook users reported a lower mean GPA than non-users. Junco's (2012) study clarifies the discrepancies in these findings. While Junco (2012) found a negative relationship between time spent on Facebook and student GPA in his large sample of college students, the real-world impact of the relationship was negligible. Furthermore, Junco (2012) found that sharing links and checking up on friends were positively related to GPA while posting status updates was negatively related. In addition to noting the differences in how Facebook use was measured among the four studies, Junco (2012) concludes that the ways in which students use Facebook are more important in predicting academic outcomes
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Re: Effect of Facebook on Our Life
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 06:54:26 PM »
Stress:

Research performed by psychologists from Edinburgh Napier University indicated that Facebook adds stress to users' lives. Causes of stress included fear of missing important social information, fear of offending contacts, discomfort or guilt from rejecting user requests or deleting unwanted contacts or being unfriended or blocked by Facebook friends or other users, the displeasure of having friend requests rejected or ignored, the pressure to be entertaining, criticism or intimidation from other Facebook users, and having to use appropriate etiquette for different types of friends. Many people who started using Facebook for positive purposes or with positive expectations have found that the website has negatively impacted their lives.
Next to that, the increasing number of messages and social relationships embedded in SNS also increases the amount of social information demanding a reaction from SNS users. Consequently SNS users perceive they are giving too much social support to other SNS friends. This dark side of SNS usage is called ‘social overload’. It is caused by the extent of usage, number of friends, subjective social support norms, and type of relationship (online-only vs offline friends) while age has only an indirect effect. The psychological and behavioral consequences of social overload include perceptions of SNS exhaustion, low user satisfaction, and high intentions to reduce or stop using SNS
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Re: Effect of Facebook on Our Life
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 06:58:22 PM »
Facebook addiction:

The "World Unplugged" study, which was conducted in 2011, claims that for some users quitting social networking sites is comparable to quitting smoking or giving up alcohol. Another study conducted in 2012 by researchers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the United States found that drugs like alcohol and tobacco could not keep up with social networking sites regarding their level of addictiveness. A 2013 study in the journal CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking found that some users decided to quit social networking sites because of they felt they were addicted.
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Re: Effect of Facebook on Our Life
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 07:06:21 PM »
Wonderful post. Fact is we can hardly move without facebook. For last couple of days, Facebook is closed. And we are suffering a lot. Because we used to serve multi purpose via facebook.

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Re: Effect of Facebook on Our Life
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 07:17:06 PM »
Dear Hadi Sir

I think, You are addicted by Fbook. Last couple of days fbook is closed but you can move, you get more time to do something....
 
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Re: Effect of Facebook on Our Life
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 02:54:27 PM »
Good post.Thanks for sharing.