This is an interesting infographic – Is social media ruining students?. It addresses social media and education posing as it does some interesting challenges for us as educator. If you have a look at the stats for facebook it adds weigh to the comments expressed in the image. Consider these as you read below: (source: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics )
- More than 500 million active users
- 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
- Average user has 130 friends
- People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
Also read the facebook fact sheet - http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?factsheet
So is Social Media good or bad? Or is it just a medium which we as teachers can use (exploit)?