Use of Social Networking Sites by Post Graduate Students of Dibrugarh University: A Case Study
Keywords:Social Networking Sites, Dibrugarh University, Information sharing, Communication, Research gate, Academia, YouTube, Facebook
In today’s era Social Networking Sites have become a popular communication and information sharing tools among the student community. The present study is to find out how the post graduate students of Dibrugarh University use social networking sites for their academic work purpose. A structured questionnaire was designed and personally distributed among 150 respondents. Most of them are using these sites for their academic purposes. YouTube, Facebook, Research gate and Academia.edu are the most preferred social networking sites for research purposes. Finally, a majority of respondents said using SNSs may be a waste of time. Majority of the respondents faced poor internet connection, Privacy concern and data security are the most undesirable difficulties that students face in Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh.
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