Impact of IMO messenger on the university level students: A sociological study
Md Golam Rabbani Sarker
IMO is an amazing application and with the help of it we can connect ourselves to the society and the whole world. It is an effective medium for the flow of information and ideas. This application is advantageous for us from many ways which occupies a major part of our day-to-day life. However, it has some harmful effect on the life of students. Hence, it is essential to know how it is affecting the life of students and the society at large. The present study is an attempt to study the impact of IMO with reference to the students of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Bangladesh. This empirical study has been conducted upon 300 respondents with a questionnaire, which was used as a tool of data collection for the survey.The study has revealed that being a medium of mass communication, IMO has also a profound negative impact on students and adversely affects their education, behavior and routine lives. It messes up much of study time of students and spoils their spelling skills and grammatical construction of sentences. This app has been found to be highly addictive, leads to lack of concentration during lectures, results in difficulty in balancing online activities and academic preparation and distracts students from completing their assignments. The impact is so powerful that users give up their real world interest. Their happiness or sadness depends on the reply which they receive from other users. They cannot control themselves from constantly chatting, replying and sharing of ideas.