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Infographic: Is Social Media Ruining Students? - Nicholas Jackson

Infographic: Is Social Media Ruining Students? - Nicholas Jackson
Facebook is an enormous social network currently closing in on 700 million users, but it started on college campuses and that's where it still rules. About 96 percent of students use the site, according to Online Education, an Internet database that serves as a resource for prospective students. What effect has it had on them and their studies? "In the end, the question isn't so much whether Facebook makes you a better student -- it's how can you best manage its presence in your life and studies," Peter Pachal wrote at PC magazine. "After all, the social network has become so integrated into student life, it's almost a prerequisite. Students can't just shut it off, but they can find its proper place in between textbooks and dorm rooms." Here, some of our favorite facts and figures from the infographic:

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