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How Students Benefit From Social Media

How Students Benefit From Social Media Web Engagement Benefit #1 Students use social media day in and day out to interact with their peers and even teachers about class-related subjects. In a world where online engagement is important for businesses, these students are becoming experts at developing a sense of Internet presence. Not only do they know how to interact with others on the internet, they know how to use basic and even complex functions in order to do so. Benefit Knowledge #2 Social media users share among themselves day in and day out, giving and receiving information at rapid speeds. This information is more than funny cat videos; they share views and opinions; tips, tricks, and even DIY projects; and, among students, helpful information for classes. Their ability to assess, analyze, retain and share information is skyrocketing and they often don't even realize they're developing these skills. Only people born before the Internet was invented are likely to understand the magnitude of this new style of communication. Connections Benefit #3 Social media networks are designed for the purpose of communal connections. Today's students are accessing Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram to connect and share with those around them. One of the most interesting things about social media is that users can interact and engage with each other solely through a Web presence, perhaps never even meeting in person. Social Media Marketing Benefit #4 The advent and dominance of social media has created a new breed of marketing, which has required professionals to build and further the field. As social media users join the workforce, they bring their skills to their careers. Social media prepares young workers to become great marketers. It has become essential for major businesses to include a social media marketing strategy and students today are the people filling these positions. TOP REASONS FOR USING SOCIAL MEDIA 40% to keep up to date 31% find it interesting 25% for useful connections 4% to have an opinion 40% to keep up to date 31% find it interesting 25% for useful connections 4% to have an opinion 37% to keep up to date 33% find it interesting 23% for useful connections 7% to have an opinion 38% to keep up to date 24% find it interesting 32% for useful connections 6% to have an opinion 29% to keep up to date 50% find it interesting 21% for useful connections 0% to have an opinion SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM HABITS CHANGING The Global Social Media Impact Study The study found young people were turning to simpler services such as Twitter, √ćnstagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp Young people are now beginning to see Facebook as "uncool" and keep their profiles live purely to stay in contact with older relations. 67% of the respondents said they still use Facebook, but that's a drop of 12 percentage points from last year Virtually all of the students said they think information on a university's website is reliable, only about half of them said they trust information delivered through a un√≠versity's social media Did you know? 400 million snaps are taken per day using Snapchat. Modern day students are moving swiftly over to social networks that are visually appealing, plus quick and easy to use. Last year, Facebook users were uploading approximately 350 million photos per day. Almost half of the time students spend on their computers is using social media - approximately 31 minutes per day on average. E SSAY Sources: http://www.topuniversities.com/blog/what-drives-students-social-media-usage http://www.campusquad.co/evolution-social-media-use-among-college-students-2/ http://www.cnet.com/news/snapchat-surpasses-facebook-in-photo-uploads/ http://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-social-media W RITING service UK

How Students Benefit From Social Media

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Social Networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have fast become part of many people's every day lives. With so much new technology being introduced today, there are many benefits and reasons for s...

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