Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Perception and Uses of Social Networking Sites by Undergraduate Students in Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, NigeriaAuthor : Posigha Bassil Ebiwolate and Ojohwoh Rose
Volume 9 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 5-9
This study investigates the perception and use of social networking sites among undergraduate students in Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The main purpose of the study is ascertained the popularly used SNS, the purpose of using the SNSs, the perception of students towards SNSs and identity the impact of the use of SNSs by the undergraduate students. The study adopted descriptive research. The population of the study is 300 registered undergraduate students of Niger Delta University Library. Questionnaire was used to collected data. The result shows that Facebook, Google and WhatsApp are the popularly used social networking sites. Social relation, academic learning activities, sharing of information, etc. are the purpose of using social networking sites. The findings also revealed positive perception towards the use of social networking sites and, positive impact of using social networking sites. Arising from the findings some recommendations were made.
Social Media, Social Networking Sites, Social Relation, Facebook, Niger Delta, Nigeria
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