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Posts Tagged 'college'

Facebook and texting made me do it: Media-induced task-switching while studying

Makes for unsurprising and uncomfortable reading: Electronic communication is emotionally gratifying, but how do such technological distractions impact academic learning? The current study observed 263 middle school, high school and university students studying for 15 min in their homes. Observers noted technologies present and computer windows open in the learning environment prior to studying plus […]

3 May 2013 at 16:24 - Comments

Facebook Addiction Among Turkish College Students: The Role of Psychological Health, Demographic, and Usage Characteristics

Hmmm. This study explored Facebook addiction among Turkish college students and its behavioral, demographic, and psychological health predictors. The Facebook Addiction Scale FAS was developed and its construct validity was assessed through factor analyses. A total of 447 students reported their personal information and Facebook usage and completed the FAS and General Health Questionnaire GHQ-28. […]

8 January 2013 at 11:55 - Comments

Facebook vs. Google Plus: That’s +1 to Google

It’s probably not the best time to lash up a hastily planned blog post, being after 8pm on a Friday evening, and I really should be elswhere. But I’m sure you are all eager to hear what I think of Google’s new social network – positively frothing at the mouth, I expect. In that case, […]

1 July 2011 at 21:13 - Comments

Why Facebook’s privacy policy doesn’t work: We’re not in college anymore

It’s pretty simple what’s going on,┬ánow that I’ve had a chance to think. Facebook’s ethos is ‘radical transparency’ Everything should be shared All information should be free We should share all our information This would make us all equal This is why: we have the News Feed the privacy default is public Facebook is built […]

19 May 2010 at 12:21 - Comments