Social networking sites like Facebook can help students to interact socially and academically, which ultimately improve learning outcomes. This conclusion was drawn from a study conducted by researchers from China and Hong Kong.
A group of researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China and City University of Hong Kong said their findings contradict the understanding of all this that the social networking site is a bully who divert the concentration of study.
Their findings, published in the International Journal of Networking and Visual Organizations, it was revealed that online social networking directly affect social learning and can positively affect academic learning.
“The pattern of social networks at up generally is in the form of the core mode and the periphery. Each individual has a close relationship with core friends and distant relations with many other friends, “said one researcher, as quoted by the media UPI, May 14, 2011