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Teens: What Happens On Facebook Doesn’t Stay On Facebook

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Despite statistics showing that more college admissions officers, as well as hiring managers, check applicants’ Facebook pages, many teenagers are still lax about social media security, continuing to post content that is detrimental to their online reputation. Michael P. Grace, president and CEO of Virallock, spoke with AllFacebook about the mistakes that high school and college students are making on Facebook and how they can clean up their acts for a better future.

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Questionable Facebook Content Hurting Chances At College Admission

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Embarrassing and naughty Facebook posts aren’t just hurting job applicants, they’re also making it harder for prospective college students to get accepted to the university of their choice. A new study from Kaplan Test Prep shows that 35 percent of admissions officers said they discovered something during a search of applicants’ social media profiles that negatively impacted a student’s chances of getting into the school — up from 12 percent last year.

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How Did Facebook Pitch To Advertisers In 2004?

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You might think that advertising and Facebook have only been bedfellows for the past few years. You’d be wrong. Digital media site Digiday posted the media kit that former Facebook Chief Financial Officer Eduardo Saverin was handing out to potential advertisers in New York in 2004. Back then, the site was still called TheFacebook, and it had a membership of roughly 70,000 college students.

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