In our modern world today, where in everything seems to change instantly and technologies innovates in a blink of an eye, ways of communication also keeps up with the trend. From having snail mails, which takes so much time and effort to be sent, keeping friends updated to current news of everyday life was impossible, nowadays, that speaking to friends and relatives around the globe was just a click away and updating them is as easy as one, two, and three. It has become possible through the invention of different devices, services, and processes. The most popular is what we call today as Social Networking Sites.
Social Networking Sites are a web-based service that focuses on building and reflecting of social relations among people. It’s service essentially consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services.(Marjo)It allows users to share ideas, activities, events and interests with in the individual networks (Wikipedia). It bridges the gap between people separated by seas, oceans, and continents.
This study focuses on the effects of being a member in social networking sites could have on student’s study habits. It is obvious that almost all individuals who use these types of services are students due to the fact that nowadays is the generation that computers and internets are not just wants but needs. Many studies about this has been made and currently on-going and the researchers yearns to contribute to better understanding and explanation of the issues arises about social networking sites especially when it comes to student’s study habits. This study will attest whether social networking help student in their way of studying or not. Does it apply to all or only to a few students? What are the effects of it to their study habits? These questions will be answered at the end of the study.
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Online Social Networking is the most