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I just friended my college admissions officers on FB…

Posted on April 19th, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Technology, Web sites to watch.

Surfing the interwebs today, we came across this infographic and tidbit about Facebook:

As Facebook has become more and more popular—if it were a country, it would be the third largest in the world—its use in the field of education has expanded, too. In fact, more than 80% of college admissions officers report using Facebook as part of their recruiting process.

Surprised? I was. Sure, I expected colleges to be putting ads on FB, and if you applied, they might look up your profile to see what you’re like. But sending friend requests to admissions officers? That’s a bold move! And what if your profile is set to private? If someone in your class has theirs visible to all, complete with pics of community service and links to sports wins, do they have a better chance of getting in? All interesting questions. As I was (coughcough) out of college before FB got big, this is a brave new world. Would love to hear the thoughts of the Class of %2011 (and beyond!).

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