Whether Facebook benefits students depends on how they use it. Those who focus on engaging with other people on the social network come out ahead.
So concludes Online PhD in an infographic summarizing Facebook use among students has evolved since the site hatched as a college-only network. Among other highlights:
- College students spend an average of 100 minutes a day on Facebook, logging on six times daily;
- Some 82 percent of colleges have Facebook pages for outreach to prospective students, but
- Three quarters of the kids applying for college think the schools need to provide a private community for incoming students.