The world is a global village and it’s something that we can’t stress enough no matter how hard we try. Technology is reshaping everything we touch, we use and we seek. Social networking has hit the world only a decade back yet the promising affection it created by its users is still very evident. For the entire curses it gets from parents whose children spend days and nights on social networks, the benefits of social networks are huge too. A lot of people are able to communicate with people they otherwise would not be able to; a lot of students are able to share with each other important insight about the homework and what not! Be it Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or any other services, these days, most of the time and most of the money is spent on online websites that allow you to interact.
Teenagers, at the time that they should be inside their course books trying to find the exterior angle of the triangle drawn outside the circle, are busy uploading statuses on social networks, but not all poisons kill, there are certain aspects of a social network that a wide range of people benefit from. A large group of researchers has worked hard and proved that students and other people are actually benefiting from the excessive use of social networks; well most of them are. Researches and surveys claim that over 60 percent of the students use social networks to set up educational meet-ups, discuss homework answers, schedule meetings with teachers, ask questions from each other and stuff like that.
When you take all these things under consideration and forget the dark shadows that social networks cast on the lives of students, then you might start to see the bright side to it, which is definitely present. Having said that, there are many schools that have predominantly blocked social networking sites to keep the students “safe” and this is being paranoid at best. What they are doing is that they are depriving the students what could be called at this age a “basic necessity of a normal man”.
So, to summarize, I would say that social networking is an excellent source for anybody who believes in online education and considers the internet a vast ocean of knowledge which every individual of the world should be able to benefit from.