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    04-13-2009, 10:44 PM
Facebook, Good or Bad.......

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.

"I'm just saying that there's some kind of relationship there, and there's many third variables that need to be studied," said Aryn Karpinski, an education researcher at Ohio State University.
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    04-13-2009, 10:46 PM
Meh, I waste tons of time on Facebook and I'm still on the deans list.
Stupid apps are so addicting...
    04-13-2009, 10:57 PM
All I ever use FB for is to stay connected, and for that matter find long lost friends. I post tons of pics for my family out west, but otherwise I tend not to have much to do with the apps. I like forums and boards much more.
    04-13-2009, 11:03 PM
I love my facebook. It doesnt interfere with my job at all and I still have time for my horses too. Hopefully when I start studying in a couple yrs time it wont interfere with that either (if it still exists). Im an obsessed Twitter as well.
    04-13-2009, 11:32 PM
I've got facebook & myspace I might check myspace once a month and it's been at least 3-4 since i've been on facebook might as well cancel my account lol
    04-14-2009, 01:29 AM
It's boring!
    04-14-2009, 10:43 AM
Green Broke
I play Scrabble with my friends on Facebook...keeps my mind sharp!
    04-14-2009, 03:51 PM
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I love my Facebook too.

Maybe the uniting cause is personalities. Lazy asses who don't work for their grades thrive on the web and sites like FB. Diligent students do something else like sport excercises or meet their friends IRL .

Except I've a Facebook and the average of my upper secondary school certificate was 8.33. The highest achievable grade is 10 and the lowest 4. Not that bad, I see .
    04-14-2009, 03:55 PM
I would tend to think it comes down to the individual
    04-15-2009, 06:03 PM
I had Facebook and Myspace in college (still do) and while I was on it a lot, it didn't interfere with my grades or my social life. It's definitely about the individual.

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