Thispaper discusses a few research questi onsthat they strive to solve. First one is What proportion of undergraduates havea Facebook profile, Do these students differ demographically from otherstudents? That all are the first set of questions which are the primary onethey want to solve. These ones are the following questions What proportion ofusers have enabled a privacy setting so that university staff cannot view theirprofile?, How many Facebook friends and photographs do students have on theirprofile?, What proportion of users post contact information?, What proportionof users post references to and depictions of par-tying, alcohol, and drugs?, Whatproportion of users post positive references about the University, academics,campus activities and learning?, Do users who post certain types of informationdiffer demographically from other users?.
Through this research they obtaineddata such as who uses Facebook? Which A Facebook profile was identified for overfour-fifths (82%) of undergraduates in the sample. Women were more likely thanmen to have an account, and first-year students were more likely than seniorsto have a Facebook account. About one-tenth (11.3%) of student users restrictedaccess to their Facebook profile so that the researchers could not view theirpage. Also they got information on how much does undergraduate student sharesonline or in other words, disclose information to online community such asFacebook? Which the result was, users who restricted access to their accountsdid not differ from students who did not restrict access to their accounts interms of sex, race, grade point average, membership in the honor’s college, orclass year. A small proportion (7.
2%) of central photographs contained clearpictures of alcohol or individuals consuming alcoholic beverages. Abouttwo-fifths of the profiles examined contained positive references to Universitystructure or activities, whereas about one-fourth contained at least onepositive reference to academics. The remaining unsolved problems is that thesample for this study was drawn from a population of student profiles at asingle large, public institution in the Northeast, so the results may not begeneralizable to students’ profiles at all institutions