Technological advances have made spending time on the Internet emerge as one of the most popular leisure activities for many people in modern society. In addition, Todays youth are the first generation to have grown up in an environment characterized by the widespread use of the Internet, especially in the form of social network sites (SNS), which are the part their everyday life and constitute essential tools to communicate, share, participate and create (Sanchez-Navaro & Aranda, 2012). The aim of this study was to specify the usage purpose of SNS and investigates the information and the thoughts of individuals concerning the reliability and intervention of SNS and the Internet of the students. The sampling of the study consisted of a total of 287 students enrolled in Gazi University/Faculty of Tourism/ Department of Recreation Management (TRM) and Gazi University/ College of Physical Education and Sports/ Recreation Department (PESRD). Participants completed the SNS questionnaire which was developed by Herguner (2011). In the statistical evaluation the data set of this descriptive study was analyzed by using several statistical methods which mean, percentage, frequency and t test. In conclusion, tourism facultys students usage rates of social networks and also the averages of answers to the question I can utilize my leisure times are greater than the students of the school of physical education and sports. And overall male students use of internet also greater than female students.
Keywords: Social Network Sites, Leisure, University Students