Interesting study from the University of Leicester into social media use of students on a particular course (with Google +!):
At the end of the term, the students had contributed thousands of posts. Some had happily used the site to share information about their course with their peers, in a similar way to how they might talk to friends on Facebook. Others were much more targeted in their use of online tools – and would log on only to get the information they needed, when they needed it. These two types of internet user are known as “residents” and “visitors”, respectively.
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