Usage of Social Networking Tools by the Students of University of Mysore

Abstract

Author(s): Chandrashekara M, Hemavathi K.N, Karigowda D.

This study is aimed at finding out the usage of social networking tools by the students of University of Mysore. One hundred thirty (130) students were used as sample population and a questionnaire was used to collect the primary data for the study. The social networking sites used by the students areWhats app, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and Twitter respectively. The study also revealed that many students are users of multiple social networking sites; and most of them use the networking sites to interact with friends. It was also noted that students have more friends on the social networks than they have in the physical; the social networks were found to have no effect on students’ (users’) academic performance.


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