The bad news for college applicants: More admissions officers than ever are visiting their profiles on Facebook and other social networks. The good news for college applications: Those admissions officers are finding fewer reasons on those profiles to red-flag applicants.
It appears that Facebook is in the process of reminding users that they are no longer in college, as some users are seeing notices that their Timelines will no longer display information related to their school residences.
Late last month, Postano, the social platform from application-development-solutions provider TigerLogic, described how universities have tapped its system to collect and curate content from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, and other social networks, and display that content on large screens during sporting events. Wednesday, Postano introduced Postano 2.0.
How Facebook’s Open Academy Offers College Credits To Computer Science Students Working On Open-Source Projects
Computer-science students at 22 universities globally will be able to work on open-source projects as part of their coursework as part of Open Academy, an initiative Facebook hatched in the spring of 2012 and announced publicly Wednesday.
The percentage of college admissions officers who have visited applicants’ profiles on Facebook and other social networks reached an all-time high of 31 percent, according to a recent study by Kaplan Test Prep, but applicants are wising up, as 30 percent of admissions officers reported findings that negatively impacted their chances, down from 35 percent in 2012.
College students are among the most active users of Facebook and other social networks, and athletic events such as football games trigger activity on those social networks, so Postano, the social platform of application-development-solutions provider TigerLogic, developed a way to display related social media posts at those games.
How many Facebook users left high school or college with both a diploma and a spouse or future spouse? The Facebook Data Science Team did some digging to find out.
A University of Michigan study reported in August that Facebook makes users unhappy. The researchers polled 82 college students and concluded that the act of browsing other people’s highlight reels and comparing them to their own humdrum existences led to depression and loneliness. But that study was hardly fair, nor a reasonable representation of the 700 million daily Facebookers.
Here’s a warning to the 57 percent of the 500 juniors and seniors in college polled by social media reputation-protection utility Persona who do not believe they have inappropriate content on Facebook: 69 percent of job recruiters have rejected candidates based on content found on Facebook and other social networks.
Texas Colleges Test P.A.S.S. Facebook App To Connect Students With Sober Drivers, Curb Drunk Driving
With colleges throughout the U.S. kicking off their fall semesters, the Texas Department of Transportation launched a pilot Facebook application at three universities in the state — University of North Texas, Midwestern State University, and University of Texas at Brownsville — designed to help students hook up with sober drivers and avoid drunk driving.