Facebook is my new best friend

Also educational social networking sites appeal to

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efficient way of learning and encourages communication from within the class. Also educational social networking sites appeal to the student’s attention and, “engage students who feel at home on such sites” (Davis Par 3). Students who take more of an interest in social networking are now more interested in their school work thanks to the addition of social networking in education. With the ability to enhance learning, the introduction of social networking to the academic field seems possible. However, is social networking really a benefit to education? Growing up as a teenager, I was also a user of Facebook, MySpace, Skype and many other social networks, and it was my priority to keep my statuses updated. I was constantly using one or the other and often failed to recognize how much of my time was consumed and the effect that came along with it. It became a big part of my life and before I knew it, I was also glued to my computer. I procrastinated through my high school years by scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook instead of doing homework. During my middle school years, much of my times were dedicated to schoolwork. I was able to maintain a 4.0 GPA then however after I started using social networking sites in high school, my grades decreased dramatically. Networking
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became such an addiction that I was online from the time i got home until the time i went to bed. Facebook had a huge impact on my academic grades because it was constantly interfering with my school work. I regret to state that my grades would have stayed at an advanced or greater level if not for the time wasted on Facebook. Along with my grades being affected was my family. After an extensive amount of time on Facebook, I felt as though I was losing connection with my sisters. I felt very isolated and disconnected with the rest of my families and friends.I regret that I wasted so much time on Facebook whereas I could have been finishing assignments without cramming or enjoying quality time with my family. Although, educational social networking sites are an alternative view on the topic, many students would do otherwise including myself . 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 such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition to doing nothing productive, people are scrolling past newsfeeds or posting irrelevant statuses on such networking sites. Technological advanced social networking has a huge impact on students when it comes to school grades. Many researches had proven that there is a high correlation between the amounts of time spent on social networking sites and students’ GPA. Research at California State University “reported students who received or sent a high number of text messages during a video recorded lecture scored worse on a quiz than those who received or sent few or no text messages” (Schoenberg Par 6). This case becomes worse during college years because “professors' policies toward
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