ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA: HOW NEW MEDIA DOES DISCONNECT US AND UNDERMINES SOCIAL CAPITAL

The study is on the thrust to examine how new media particularly social media has disconnected and undermined social capital. This study was anchored on the Putnam’s Theory of Time Displacement and Technological Determinism Theory. The research used survey method while the research population is students of Post Graduate School of the University of Ilorin. The research adopted multi-stage sampling method to select respondents from the Post Graduate School. Five (5) colleges/faculties out of ten (10) colleges/faculties i.e Arts, Science, Engineering & Technology, CIS and Agriculture were simple randomly selected. In each college/faculty selected, one (1) department was drawn and …READ MORE …