ABSTRACT: The study investigated the increasing use of social media among students in seeking information focusing on Kaduna State University Students. It is arguably pointed out that Social media has recently transformed the citizen into both an information consumer and a provider. The theories that led support for this study are Technological Determinism Theory and Uses and Gratifications Theory. A cross-sectional survey research method was adopted while questionnaire were used as a research tool in eliciting data from the selected respondents. The respondents were drawn using quota sampling technique while the collected data were analyzed using frequency and percentage methods. Having analyzed the data, the study finds out that majority of the respondents have access to social media with a least present on 2 social media. Students logged in regularly to WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook than on other social media. And as a result of this the degree of social media usage among students of Kaduna State University is high. Most of the respondents equally claimed that they now have access to lots of information compared to the previous era. It is recommended that government should make sure that owners of website and blogs within the country abide to the laws of defamation, obscenity, and invasion of privacy. This can be done by setting up a body whose sole responsibility is squarely on monitoring the manifest content of internet materials.
Keywords: SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG STUDENTS
“INCREASING USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG STUDENTS IN SEEKING INFORMATION“
WHAT TO EXPECT: (Chapter 1-5, Abstract, Table of Contents, Questionnaire and References)