Patterns of Facebook Use: A Case Study on the Students of Rajshahi University, Bangladesh
-Pradip Kumar Panday
-Mamun Abdul Kaioum
The number of Internet user in Bangladesh has been significantly increased in the last ten years. one of the reasons is the increasing availability and popularity of the Social Networking Sites (SNSs) including facebook. The present article seeks to examine patters of facebook use among the students of Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. The study uses survey method using a structured interview with a sample of 160 students. The findings suggest that facebook is a popular SNS among the university students. Students stay on facebook mainly for building and continuing relationships with friends. Most of students are found to be heavy users who login more than once every day. Accessed by personal computer and mobile phone, facebook is also found to be a place of embarrassment and harassment. The article also accommodates policies suggested by the respondents to make facebook safer and congenial.
Patterns, Facebook Use
# Pradip Kumar Panday, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
# Mamun Abdul Kaioum is Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.