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By Economist Jul 12, 2012 0 0
Overview of Facebook for Students
Before discussing the advantages and disadvantages of Facebook for students -- I believe it is first best to get an quick overview of what exactly 'Facebook' is.
As social networking sites have now become an integral part of a student's everyday life and with Facebook considered to be the 'Big Daddy' of the online social networking world -- consisting of over 900 million users, it is not too surprising to find that more than 96% of students claim they have a Facebook Profile (with 10% using it daily) -- this coupled with the fact it actually originated from a student, Mark Zuckerberg, on Havard University Campus.
So How does Facebook work?
Each user on Facebook.com has their own free to set-up individual profile from which they can engage with others user's Facebook profiles through instant messaging, email and recently 'video calling' in association with Skype and notifications etc. Furthermore, Facebook users are able to engage in applications, participate in interest groups and organize events through Facebook. And in the future who knows what the possibilites for social networking sites such as Facebook can offers us -- but the primary objective of such a site (at least for now) is to keep people 'connected'.
How to Use Facebook
Advantages of Facebook for Students
Group Study & Collaboration With Teacher Integration - a positive aspect of Facebook for students is for the promotion of group study and collaboration, along with the further possibility of educators and teachers having a 'watchful eye' and a 'helping hand' in group discussions which that can be taken away from the classroom. Students have the ability to share ideas and their feelings towards a