Researchers from Ohio State University have found that Facebook users, in general, receive lower grades in college than non-users. Their research, to be presented today to the American Education Research Association, is by no means definitive – Facebook usage was a common factor, but not the only one.
This probably comes as no surprise to anyone in college. When you’re updating your page during a lecture, you probably aren’t paying attention to the Deadweight Loss of Taxation. From personal experience, the 5-steps to academic downfall are: 1. Whilst in class, make plans to go out on Facebook; 2. Have a night out; 3. Get home and check out pictures on Facebook, videos on YouTube; 4. Repeat 1-3; 5. Fail exams.
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