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A Study on the Negative Effects of Social Networking Sites Such as Facebook among Asia Pacific University Scholars in Malaysia

The purpose of this study is to identify the negative effects of social network sites such as Facebook among Asia Pacific University scholars. The researcher, distributed 152 surveys to students of the chosen university to examine and study the negative effects. Electronic communication is emotionally gratifying but how do such technological distraction impact on academic performance? Because of social media platform’s widespread adoption by university students, there is an interest in how Facebook is related to academic performance. This paper measure frequency of use, participation in activities and time spent preparing for class, in order to know if Facebook affects the performance of students. Moreover, the impact of social network site on academic performance also raised another major concern which is health. Today social network sites are running the future and carrier of students. Social network sites were only an electronic connection between users, but unfortunately it has become an addiction for students. This paper examines the relationship between social network sites and health threat. Lastly, the paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the law and privacy of Facebook. It shows how Facebook users socialize on the site, while they are not aware or misunderstand the risk involved and how their privacy suffers as a result.

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