Social networking sites have educational benefits

University of Minnesota researcher Christine Greenhow breaks down how her research has found that social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace can have an impact for learning and educational growth for high school students. By working with students in a Minneapolis high school to study how they use the social sites, she has discovered that the benefits may just outweigh any risks. This video is part of the Expert Perspectives series at the University of Minnesota.

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45 thoughts on “Social networking sites have educational benefits

  1. lauril65 says:

    Hey i love this video and i belong to a free networking website where i meet a lot of guys and girls. It’s called Socialbugg – my name is Ciara and i’m single if you want to
    check me out on Socialbugg, add me a friend and see all my pictures!


    fabulous video – really love it!

  2. TahlzBaby11 says:

    I have to create a short documentary on why social networking is an effective tool and how there are many good sides to it, this short interview will help me a lot to get my point across and has given my some very good ideas for arguments. Too many people are too close minded to see that there really is a very good side to it and just listen to the media instead.
    Thank you!

  3. VirtualAssistantInc says:

    At last i have found a video that says social networking has a positive benefit. The effects of social media would depend on how an individual uses it. Too much of something can be harmful.

  4. rayofminneapolis says:

    Remember in 1995 when chatting on AOL and emailing with hotmail was thought of as anti-social by the socialites? But Internet natives just thought, well whatever, they don’t know what they’re talking about, and are really missing out.
    Looks like digital communication is socially acceptable and even educational now that everyone over 40 has discovered Facebook.
    Still I’d say, for high schoolers, the risks of Myspace outweigh the benefits. Lets be discerning here.

  5. fahmid123 says:

    those who doesn’t want to get there wireless network hacked…now u are thinking that i could install some security software or a firewall which will keep my network safe from hackers, this may be the case but it will not keep out a well determined hacker, not wireless networks are safe, all of them can be hacked and i mean all of them..and yes i use a
    hub for my home network 😉

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