In: Social Issues
Being in a world where the use of modern technology is rampant, most students habitually use the internet and its social networking sites. As students, they have the responsibility to study. But there are always distractions that may affect how they study – one of these distractions is the addiction to social networking sites such as Twitter. Twitter is an online social networking service that enables its users to send and read tweets which are text-based messages of up to 140 characters.
It was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and by July, the social networking site was launched. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 500 million registered users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. Since its launch, Twitter has become one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." Unregistered users can read tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or an app. It can be easily downloaded as an app on your gadgets like iPod, iPad, Smarthpones or Android phones. You can also log on to the site using your laptop or PC.
The users build online profile and share information, including personal information, photographs and connect with other users, whether it is to communicate with old friends or find new friends. This site had been the source of happiness for many students. Some use it to connect with their old friends or meet new friends with the same interests. Once a person is granted access to a social networking website, the person can begin to socialize. Socialization may include reading the profile pages of other members and possibly even contacting them. But, others use these sites just for fun.
Signing in to this site is not bad for students, as long as they are not using it excessively. It can also help the students in their studies. Students use it as a...