In my opinion I think people use social networking because it saves them a lot time. In
my Computer and Social Change 309 class we surveyed hundred and forty two people. Our
result showed that the number one reason for people using social networking was for Connecting
with Friends and Family with ninety six percent of the votes. Coming in second was
entertainment with eighty-three percent votes which was followed by raising social awareness
with thirty-four percent. Next was making friends with twenty-three percent and trailing behind
was work with twenty-two percent. Last but not lease twelve percent chose they use social
networking for other reasons and coming in last with ten percent of the votes prefer to use social
networking for romantic relationship.
So next I wanted to compare and find out how accurate were my classroom survey result
stack up against a larger scale. I came across this organization called SINTEF they are an
independent research group that constructed a similar survey of what my class used about why
people use social networking sites. They asked 1,764 social network users an open question
regarding their reasons for using social network. There result showed that connecting with
friends and family and maintaining relationship was the number one response with thirty-one
percent of 669 votes and second was making friends with a percent of twenty-one and 460 votes.
Coming in third was raising social awareness with fourteen percent and 298 votes followed by
entertainment with twelve percent and 265 votes. Lastly appearing with three percent and 72
While comparing the results of two surveys you can clearly see that one of the main
usages for social networking were for Connecting with Friends and Family. As most people
in this world tend to have busy lives, not having enough time to see friends and family face to
face does not always fit into our daily schedules. One thing think that I...
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