With today's growth in consumption of technology, the Internet has been such a pioneering way for individuals throughout the world to communicate. This phenomenon or trend has gained extraordinary popularity in the past ten years especially towards the group of young adults, mostly college students. The use of these networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat were all initially created to make and also maintain relationships with friends, family members, or strangers. Through the use of these social networking sites, users have the capability of posting statuses where they can give the public or their private contacts updates about what they doing, who they are with, and where they are. As technology transforms over the years, social networking transforms with outlooks to move on to bigger and better things. College students hold the highest percentage of users on social networking sites, with statistics evidencing that college students use social networking sites at least twice a day. Many of these college students are using these networking tools to communicate with their families across cities, states, or even seas. The use of social networking has created such an intense way of non-personal communication, which leads to answer why such a demographic group would take advantage of this trend. I believe that as technology drastically improves, college students have taken advantage of non-personal interaction through the use of social media and have applied it to use for business, school, and even communications amongst their friends or families. .
College students have been using cellphones for many years, but with the new adaptive use of smartphones, such as iPhones and Androids, college students are spending more and more time gazing their mobile devices. As an experiment I tested this theory on my roommate who as well is a college student pertaining in 18 units.