Social Computing Behavior of the Students of Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
Social Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 86-93
Received: Dec. 9, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 19, 2016; Published: Jan. 14, 2017
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Khondokar Humayun Kabir, Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Debashis Roy, Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
M. Abul Kashem, Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Social network sites (SNSs) have attracted millions of users and many of whom have integrated these sites into their daily practices. About ten millions of internet users are engaged with social networking sites, both in their leisure time and at work. However, there has been very little research on social computing aspects of the students in Bangladesh. In this backdrop, the present study on social media was conducted at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh to understand the internet use behavior of the students along with their different activities in SNSs. Moreover, the attitude of students towards different SNSs and different abusing activities performed by students through SNSs was determined. The data of this study were collected from 120 students of Agriculture faculty through distributed questionnaire. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed to reveal the different aspects of social computing aspects of the students. The important findings in the study relate to the growing addiction of the social networking trait among the students and findings indicated that 27.0% students were addicted to social networking. Moreover, 87.5% of students think that university teachers should use social networking sites as a platform for communication with their students. The study also explores different abusing activities which are performed by the students. Finally, 89.2% of the students had a highly favorable attitude towards different SNSs.
Keywords
The Internet, Social Networking, Social Interaction, Abusing Activities
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Khondokar Humayun Kabir, Debashis Roy, M. Abul Kashem, Social Computing Behavior of the Students of Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Social Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 86-93. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20160506.12
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