Students who use twitter have lower academic performance - Research

Students who use twitter have lower academic performance - Research

- People need to be more careful about using twitter to engage critical issues, according to a new study

- The research, based on 1,500 students from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, found that the use of twitter among students is linked to the drop in their test results

- The students' performance during the 2016 to 2018 academic year was studied

A new study has revealed that using twitter as a centre for public discourse is responsible for a drop in its quality.

Researchers have also found that the use of twitter among students is linked to the drop in their test results between 25% and 40%, Daily Mail reports.

The expert said that decline was mostly noticeable among excellent students whose known good performance was affected.

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The new research is contrary to what the CEO of the platform, Jack Dorsey, said in 2018 that its app helps to build a system framework that encourages healthy debate and conversation for critical thinking.

The new development by expert also confirms the fear of many that the obsessive use of the social platform negatively affects healthy conversation.

The research was based on 1,500 students from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan which studied their performance during the 2016 to 2018 academic year as they were given a novel written in 1904 by Italian Nobel laureate Luigi Pirandello to study.

Half of the students on the test were asked to discuss and analyse the novel on the micro messaging platform, while lecturers will add their own responses to enliven the debate.

Experts concluded from the research that their finding from the test showed that everyone should be more careful about using twitter to engage critical issues.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, will begin showing adverts as from next year, 2020, Facebook, its parent company, has confirmed.

Facebook, which bought WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion, revealed the new development at its annual marketing summit in the Netherlands, UK Independent reports.

The new development is opposed to what the creators of the app promised users, that it would not sell ads to people.

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