How has Facebook changed your life?

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Tiffany Gunton
Fourth year
History

“I can keep in touch with a lot of old friends from high school, and even earlier than that. I can also keep a connection to new friends. But at the same time, I feel like I always have to be on Facebook or have to check it all the time, so it’s a bit distracting in that way.”

 

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Kaleigh Woolford
First year
Linguistics

“It just makes me a lot more connected to everyone. I guess it means that we don’t maybe see each other as much because we’re always talking online . . . It helps in planning things, and it was a big part of all of our school events as well last year, and a couple of years before, because it’s good for organizing large groups of people.”

 

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Braden Siempelkamp
First year
Biochemistry

“Both positive and negative ways; it allows me to be connected with friends and family all the time. On the other hand, it’s also a big time-suck when you’re trying to study. It’s a big distraction. But overall, I’d say it’s a beneficial thing, because I can basically contact anyone whenever I want and they’ll respond pretty soon, because everyone checks it fairly regularly.”

 

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Eliot Bayne
Third year
Psychology

“I don’t really use Facebook all that often. I use it to keep in touch with friends sometimes, but it’s mostly used for a work forum that we use to trade shifts between employees.”

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