Use Pattern of Social Networking Sites (SNS) Among the Women Students of St.Joseph’s College, TiruchirappalliAuthor : J. Franklin and P. Stella Mary
Volume 9 No.1 Special Issue:February 2019 pp 75-79
Social Networking Sites(SNS) such as Facebook, Whatsapp etc. attracted millions of users, many of whom have integrated these sites into their daily practices. In this paper an attempt is made to find the use pattern of Social Networking Sites among the women students of St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli. Data has been collected from 143 respondents using questionnaire method. The key findings are i)70.6% of the respondents are using Whatsapp ii) 38.5% of the respondents are using SNS for entertainment iii) 30% of the respondents spent 1-2 hours daily for SNS iv) 46.8% of the respondents upload videos and pictures in SNS v) 85.3% of the respondents felt SNS are useful to them. It is followed by suggestions.
Social Networking Sites, SNS, St. Joseph’s College, Facebook, Whatsapp
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