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Social Media Use, Demographic Characteristics and Knowledge Sharing Among Postgraduate Students of Tai-Solarin University of Education

The purpose of this study was to investigate social media use, demographic characteristics and knowledge sharing among postgraduates’ students of Tai-Solarin University of Education. Five (5) research objectives and research questions were formulated for this study. Questionnaire was used to gather data for this study while frequency counts and percentage method was used in data analysis. Findings of this study show that Facebook, WhatsApp, Gmail, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Yahoo Messenger, Skype, Twitter, Snapchat and Imo are the available social media for knowledge sharing by the postgraduates of the institution. Also, findings revealed that information update, organizing of lectures, term paper, project, brainstorming, organizing seminars, assignment, organizing tutorials, group reading, and organizing symposiums are the purposes of use of social media by the postgraduate students of the institution. It was concluded that lack of trust, time consuming, cybercrime, insufficient data subscription, lateness of information, unwillingness of postgraduate students to share their tacit knowledge, financial constraints, low readiness of postgraduates to gain more knowledge, social media obsolesce and low acceptance of social media by postgraduate students are the challenges facing the use of social media for knowledge sharing by the postgraduate students of Tai-Solarin University of Education. The research therefore recommended among others that the uuniversity management ought to perceive and encourage students to use social media for official communication such as studying, research, sharing information and knowledge sharing. Students should further be encouraged to enlist on professional social media sites such as LinkedIn to help them develop networks and relationships, other professionals.

Social Media, Demographic Characteristics, Knowledge Sharing, Postgraduate Students

Ogungbade Aderonke Ayobami, Abdul Oluwatobi. (2022). Social Media Use, Demographic Characteristics and Knowledge Sharing Among Postgraduate Students of Tai-Solarin University of Education. American Journal of Operations Management and Information Systems, 7(4), 27-33. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajomis.20220704.11

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