When our changing society meets the social media era

Efi A. Nisiforou, Andrew Laghos

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The rapid growth and the popularity of Social Network Sites (SNSs) are increasingly attracting the attention of millions of students for many different purposes. The chapter reviews the background of the current social media research in relation to the international literature and tackles the most important findings. The practical part of the chapter outlines the results of a survey on social media services. The findings provide real research evidence on online social technology use amongst university students. The chapter has educational and theoretical significance and shapes future directions for research on this issue. A compendium of terms, definitions, and explanations of concepts is clearly explained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781466660489
ISBN (Print)9781466660472
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2014
Externally publishedYes


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