Everyone has their own opinion on social networking based on their previous experiences, and I would have to say that I approve of it. Whether it is for recreational use or for educational reasons, it promotes social interaction, develops learning communities, is a useful tool for online classes, and ultimately engages the students. Through my online education, I have enjoyed using social networks. I got to know some of my classmates, had questions answered without contacting the instructor, and been able to discuss/study subjects with other students. Social networks help make online classes more like face-to-face classes because of the communication tools that they provide. After reading the article, I was not surprised to the see the results in the tables and charts. I expected most people to agree that social networking is good for education, but there will always be people who disagree or could care less. I will continue to use social networking to my benefit throughout my graduate education.