Facebook fans do worse in exams

Facebook users may feel socially successful in cyberspace but they are more likely to perform poorly in exams, according to new research into the academic impact of the social networking website.The majority of students who use Facebook every day are underachieving by as much as an entire grade compared with those who shun the site.Researchers have discovered how students who spend their time accumulating friends, chatting and “poking” others on the site may devote as little as one hour a week to their academic work.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article6078321.eceFacebook fixation harms student grades
It begins innocently enough: that overdue history essay is momentarily flicked to one side, so you can check your Facebook messages.Two hours later you’re scrolling through baby photos of someone you sat next to in grade four. The essay remains untouched.Most university students with Facebook accounts have similar tales of online procrastination. They know all too well how easy it is to lose hours of precious study time to the allure of social networking sites.Now academic research has validated the nagging suspicions of many such students that Facebook is having a detrimental effect on their university results.
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25325762-5013404,00.htmlFacebook students underachieve in exams
Students who use Facebook, the social networking site, are underachieving in exams, research suggests.An American study has found that students who spend their time adding friends, chatting and “poking” others on the website may devote as little as one hour a week to their academic work.

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