College freshmen who reported high levels of anxiousness and alcohol use appeared to be more connected with Facebook, while those who reported high levels of loneliness and anxiousness use the social network to connect with others, according to the results of a recent study.
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.
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.
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.
For years, Mixi has been the social media site of choice in Japan. But new reports suggest that Facebook could overtake Mixi by the end of the year, thanks to The Social Network and a model that promotes more sharing of information.
A note to college students venting on Facebook: You can be punished for violent comments made on the website, even if the target is dead. That’s what the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled recently after the University of Minnesota punished a mortuary student for morbid comments about a cadaver.
What do you get when a pack of Seawolves come together? Apparently, an awesome Facebook photo mosaic.
When people connect to college friends on Facebook, networks tend to form around graduation year and university housing, rather than shared interests, finds a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.