The study assessed Thai university student experiences and perceptions on the use of social media within the framework of socio-political and educational contexts. It employed the descriptive-correlation research design utilizing a survey questionnaire to gather data from 27 respondents chosen randomly. The findings showed that among the top social media platforms used by the respondents are Line (100%), Facebook (96.3%), Instagram (92.6%), Youtube (88.9%), and FB Messenger (77.8%). Averagely, the respondents spend ‘sometimes’ (3-4 hours a day) on social media. Separately, they spend ‘very often’ (5-6 hours a day) on Facebook and Line. In contrast, Thai students spend averagely ‘seldom’ (1-2 hours a day) on traditional media platforms such as television, radio, magazine and newspaper, SMS text messaging, forums and conferences and library.