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The aim of the study is to investigate the use of social media by the engineering students at Nellore dist in Andhra Pradesh. The study adopted survey method and a structured questionnaire as a tool for collection of data. The findings reveal that significant differences observed in the amount of time spent by male and female respondents and the different age groups of respondents using social media in a day. The study also found that there are significant differences between male and female respondents on the use of various social networking sites. The study reveals that YouTube is the most favoured social network of the students.