A social networking site is described as a website where individuals can set up an online profile, describing his/her interests”( Ebony pg.1).A Web site that provides a virtual community for people to share their daily or even moment-to-moment activities with family and friends, or to share their interest in a particular topic, or to increase their circle of acquaintances. There are dating sites, friendship sites, sites with a business purpose and hybrids that offer a combination of these. Facebook is the leading personal site, and LinkedIn is the leading business site. Globally, hundreds of millions of people have joined one or more social sites.Social networking sites was named for "six degrees of separation," SixDegrees.com was the first social site from 1997 to 2001. It was followed in 2002 by Friendster and MySpace a year later. Started by two friends, MySpace became extremely popular, and its parent company, Intermix, was acquired by News Corporation for $580 million two years after MySpace was launched. Facebook came out in 2004 targeting college students, but when it opened to everyone, it grew exponentially to become the top social site wo years later, Twitter was launched, and although a different approach, it created its own revolution within a short time. One of the reason why many people insist on using social networking sites is htat tey can express what they feel that they can't normally do. It also help to cooonect to other people by using the Internet.
A. background of the study
The reasercher wants to prove that the social networking sites
B. Statement of the Problem
How many percent of students using social networking sites? What particular sites does students visit mostly?
What give motivations to the students in using social networking sites? What are the benefits of using social networking sites.
What are the disadvantage of using social networking sites?
Scope and delimitation
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