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Dr. Eric Landrum


Facebook, a popular social networking site among college students, provides the means for college students to stay in contact with their friends. I conducted this present study to examine the relationship between college students’ Facebook usage, their age, and their number of friends. One hundred and thirteen students from a general psychology course participated in this study. The outcome suggest that Facebook usage among college students is higher among younger students, with those students spending 1.37 hours more per week logged into their Facebook account. Additionally this study found a strong correlation with the number of friends college students have and their Facebook usage, were those college students that have more friends interacted more frequently on Facebook. The college students with a higher amount of friends posted information on their Facebook account more frequently on a daily basis as well as uploaded pictures more frequently during a weekly basis. As expected this study confirmed the association between age and the number of friends as a driving factor behind Facebook usage.