Facebook Doesn’t Lower Your Grades?
Boot up Farmville and update your profile photo; it could actually be helping your performance in school.
Many studies have claimed to show that using Facebook lowers students’ grades. But a new report by Dr. Reynol Junco of Lock Haven University says that some kinds of Facebook use can actually predict success at school.
According to Junco, not all Facebook activities are the same. Social activities, like posting statuses and using Facebook Chat, were connected with lower grades. Meanwhile, information-sharing activities, like sharing articles, correlate with higher GPAs.
However, even this study shows that any Facebook usage can lower grades, if it is done for hours and hours a day.
“You have to spend an inordinate amount of time on Facebook for it to be related to GPA in a way that is shocking,” says Junco, according to Mashable.