In a shocking development, it has been revealed that modern students are now earning university degrees by only using TikTok and Instagram. Forget about textbooks and lectures, it’s all about scrolling and double-tapping.
According to a recent survey, over 80% of university students reported that they use social media platforms as their primary source of information and education. Professors are left baffled and scrambling to adapt to this new reality.
One student, who wished to remain anonymous, said that she hasn’t opened a single textbook since starting university. “I just follow accounts that post summaries and quizzes, and it’s been working great so far,” she said.
The rise of “TikTok professors” and “Insta-educators” has created a new era of celebrity scholars, with some accounts boasting millions of followers. Some universities have even started offering courses on social media marketing and content creation.
Critics, however, are concerned about the quality of education and the long-term effects on students’ critical thinking skills. “This is a dangerous trend that’s devaluing the importance of academic rigor and intellectual curiosity,” said one professor.
Despite the controversy, the trend shows no signs of slowing down, with more and more students embracing the digital university of the future. Who needs a lecture hall when you can learn from the comfort of your own phone?