Facebook has 500 million users and counting, Twitter generates 65 million tweets a day and the latest version of the free blog publishing platform WordPress has been downloaded more than 32.5 million times. Students are more than ready for social media, said Rahul Choudaha, an international education specialist at World Education Services. „If we’re doubting it, then it will be a mistake.“
Social media has experienced rapid growth in a very short time. Tweets, blogs, status updates, IM and newsfeeds are just some of the terms that have entrenched themselves in everyday speech. Higher education institutions worldwide have been responding by creating Facebook pages, blogs, interactive web platforms and Twitter accounts.