ISSN: 2249 - 0213

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Perception and Attitudes of Teachers and Students towards Social Networking Sites: Case Study of NIT, Mizoram

This paper has aimed to explore the perception and attitudes towards social networking sites by students and teachers in Indian National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Mizoram. A structured questionnaire was designed and distributed to 25 teachers and 170 students. The result of the present study provides information about awareness, perception, time span of use, most popular social networking sites and major problems in accessing SNSs by faculty members and students of NIT Mizoram. The findings of the present study is that most of them were aware of the use of SNSs and they are using it for sharing information and Communication, in which Facebook is most popular SNS. Poor internet connectivity, lack of time, lack of privacy, not allowed in departments and lack of technical knowledge are the main problems faced by the respondents.

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