Usage of Social Networking Sites Among Post Graduate Students

Usage of Social Networking Sites Among Post Graduate Students

S. Thanuskodi (Department of Library and Information Science, Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2201-1.ch009

Abstract

Social networking sites over the years have changed from a few user-based sites into a phenomena that has become a platform for a huge number of users. However, the growth and development of social networking sites have brought great concerns on parents and educational authorities with respect to potential risks that are facing the university students as they use online social networking frequently for gathering information. The risk associated with social networking sites when used for oral communication rather than face-to-face communication results in damaging interpersonal communication among the users. The results obtained from this study have shown that a reasonable number of university students use the social networking sites. Therefore, the popularity of the social networking usage by university students of Tamil Nadu and the benefits it has on the student-users have been confirmed from the findings of this study. There are also various purposes for which the students use the social networking sites to achieve and that have been investigated. Technology is a double-edged sword. Its power for bad and good resides in the users. Based on this, it is instructive to note that the relevant government authorities have to take good measures to ensure that they (student) are made to be aware of how and why they use the social networking sites.
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Social Networking Sites (Sns)

A social networking site can be characterized as online administrations that enable people to: a. Build a public or semi-public profile inside a limited framework b. Explain a rundown of different clients with whom they share an association c. View and cross their rundown of associations and those made by others inside the framework. Christian Fuchs characterizes Integrated social networking sites (ISNS) as an electronic stages that coordinate distinctive media, data and correspondence advancements, that permit at any rate the age of profiles that show data that depicts the clients, the presentation of associations (association list), the foundation of associations between clients that are shown on their association records, and the communication between clients. Online social networking sites permits the multimodal client produced substance to be shared Social networking sites are applications that empower clients to interface by making individual data profiles, welcoming companions and associates to approach those profiles, and sending messages and texts between one another. These individual profiles can incorporate any kind of data, including photographs, video, sound records, and web journals.

An online social networking site can be formally characterized as an online social network which has limited arrangement of on-screen characters and ties between the on-screen character. Every actor is characterized by ID. Each ID has a corresponding client's profile. This client profile gives some data about the genuine performer. A social networking site utilized to keep up a current disconnected tie between on-screen characters, (changing over a disconnected to online tie). It can likewise be utilized to make online tie between the performing artists where no disconnected tie exists. Social networking site may join highlights of other online social networks like web journals, email, gatherings. The performing artist speaks with one another sharing multimodal digital content.

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