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The Usage of Social Networking sites Among the College Students in India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Research Scholar, Dos in Sociology, University of Mysore, Mysore, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (5), Pages 15-21, May,14 (2013)

Abstract

Today in India particularly among the Indian college students the usage of Social Networking Sites (SNS) has significantly increased and it certainly has far reaching impacts on the academic and other activities of the students. And these impacts are so widespread that they caught the attention of social scientists worldwide. However, the range of studies conducted to deal with the usage of SNS among college students is negligible in India. Hence, this study is placed in this context, aimed at presenting usage pattern of SNS by the Indian college students. For the said purpose a survey has been conducted among 500 students in various colleges and universities throughout India. The findings of the study acknowledge the rampant usage of SNS among young college students in India. Their usage pattern of SNS, hours spending per week, gender differentiation in its usage, purpose of membership, their level of intimate relationships with online friends and much more interesting aspects have been dealt scientifically in this paper.

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