I hate Facebook. Its a very ineffective communication or organization tool, but a very effective time waster.
The distinction between Facebookers and non-Facebookers. Degree of Vapidity? (Sorry Ken, not being personal, just generally speaking.)
Facebook users have lower overall grades than non-users, according to a survey of college students who also ironically said the social networking site does not interfere with studying.
That disconnect between perception and reality does not necessarily mean that Facebook leads to less studying and worse grades -- the grades association could be caused by something else. However, it does raise more questions about how students spend their time outside class on activities such as Facebook, part-time jobs and extracurricular activities.
However, Karpinski emphasized that correlation does not equal causation, meaning Facebook use might not be the culprit behind lower GPAs or less study time.
For instance, students who spend more time enjoying themselves rather than studying might tend to latch onto the nearest distraction, such as Facebook. Or students who use the social networking site might also spend more time on other non-studying activities such as sports or music.
If the above premise holds, Twitterers, or Twits for short, should have even lower grades. Their attendance habits, never mind studying habits, are probably atrocious.