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|Facebook Use Pattern by Youths and Impact of Facebook in Social Networking in Pokhara
|Dhakal, Khem Narayan
|Facebook influence;School administration;Social networking;Nepalese society
|Faculty of Sociology
|Prithivi Narayan Campus, Pokhara
|Facebook is a popular online networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and videos, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. Although Facebook was created with the concept of allowing students and young adults to share their common interest, but with the time it has lost its true essence. Facebook research is essential to find out the social characteristic of youth, their knowledge about Facebook, to examine the social and educational impact, westernization and modernization impact in the Nepalese society and culture through the use of Facebook. Students of five higher secondary schools of Kaski district named SOS Gandaki,Rainbow Academic Home HSS, Golden Future HSS, Global Collegiate HSS, and Bethani HSS were selected for the study. This study aim to explore the Facebook use patterns of youth towards the use and impact of Facebook through descriptive and explorative research design. The framework of the study is based on symbolic interactionism. Many positive and negative impacts are observed, social disorder personal insult,breaking relationship, cultural change, westernization are found as notice able changes in the society by the use of Facebook. Users can create profiles, upload photos, video, send messages, keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues who are in and outside the country. So, Facebook is a very useful medium if used with in certain time limit but destructive for the community if misused. From sociological perspective, the negative effects of Facebook are more severe on the youths, the society and all social-cultural institutions however there are different positive implications of Facebook users.
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