Michelle r daviss article changes the way i normally

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Michelle R. Davis’s article changes the way I normally view social networking. In my experience social networking sites were a way to relax and socialize with friends and family. As seen from the previous article, “ Facebook Impact on Student Grades Raises New Questions for Business ,” social networking has become well known as a time consumer. Society has depicted social network as a detriment for it takes up our time and distracts us from the work at hand.
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Since it has become such a sensation, users everywhere are using their time and energy on Facebook or Twitter while missing out on other activities. Davis’s article however, opened my eyes to new possibilities. The use of social networking sites for education is a great alternative as it keeps students on par with school work while also allowing students to communicate and connect with classmates and teachers. I agree with the fact that it may increase students’ academic performances, however social networking sites doesn’t guaranteed student’s participation. Though it may seem appealing and exciting for students, there is a point where it becomes repetitive and dull. For example, when schools implemented new programs that allowed students to do their homework online it became very useful. I found it especially useful because I was able to receive help at a click of a button and it contains interactive videos which i found very helpful. However the program soon became redundant and the issues from the programs created became extremely stressful to deal with. In today’s society, technology is constantly being advanced and new programs are bound to be created. This can easily draw the student’s attention away from the educational social networking sites, with their attention drawn to something more appealing. After having read both article, I felt as though I was still in the dark. I felt as though my past experiences in social networking were still my main point of view, therefore i needed to explore more views on this topic. I learned that social networking has both positive and negative effects on our teenagers’ society. Although it may seem as nothing, social networking can become a big issue later on. The disadvantages of internet advances outweigh the advantages. There are more distractions to a person more than helping them. I want to explore more into pros and cons of the internet advances.
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Works Cited: Davis, Michelle R. "'Safe' Social Networking Tailored for K-12 Schools." Education Week . 15 Jun 2011: 17-18. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 24 Mar 2013. "Facebook Impact on Student Grades Raises New Questions for Business 673934." Channel Insider 14 Apr. 2009. Computer Database . Web. 24 Mar. 2013.
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