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The Impact of Using Social Media on University Students Socialization: Statistical Reasoning

  • Sahin AkdagEmail author
  • Huseyin Bicen
  • Gulsun Basari
  • Ahmet Savasan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 896)

Abstract

In today’s communication age the role of the internet has brought about rapid changes in both individual and community life. The websites (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram etc.), with millions of members, have become so powerful with no boundaries. The social media shapes an individual’s educational, social, cultural, and political life. They communicate on the internet by sharing information and this is a clear indication that the social media is not a tool for fun and entertainment only. This study was carried out to specify the impact of social media and the reason for using it among university students, who use the internet more that anyone else because of their ages and education levels. Questionnaires, to specify the effects of social media on students, were conducted with 228 students, 97 male and 131 female, studying at Near East University.

Keywords

Social media Technology Sociology Society 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sahin Akdag
    • 1
    Email author
  • Huseyin Bicen
    • 1
  • Gulsun Basari
    • 1
  • Ahmet Savasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Near East UniversityNicosia, TRNCTurkey

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