RoomSync, a Facebook application that helps college students find roommates, is now available at more than 50 schools across the U.S., up from four when it launched nearly six years ago, and the company said more than 100,000 students have used the app to choose their roommates.
Social dating application and website Coffee Meets Bagel would not be the first name to come up when thinking of analysis of the Big Ten Conference, but it did just that, examining the connections (or lack thereof) between alumni of universities in the conference.
The fact that content on users’ Facebook profiles can affect their employment prospects and higher-education opportunities has been hammered home time and again, but did photos posted on the social network derail a candidacy for one of the highest-profile jobs around: pope? Not really, but it’s still a good read.
Michigan became the latest state to address the issue of employers seeking access to their employees’ passwords to Facebook and other social networks, as Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill introduced by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) into law, prohibiting companies and schools from seeking social media user names and passwords.
Facebook has officially debuted student-only groups for colleges and universities. The capability underwent testing last year with a few schools but is now rolling it out more broadly, a spokesperson said via email.
Perhaps nostalgic for its Harvard days, Facebook is testing a feature that allows users with authenticated .edu email addresses to create groups for students at their universities.
Students narrowing down their choices of college have all sorts of rankings and lists to choose from, listing universities by size, type, admissions, grade-point averages, and even percentage of students in Greek organizations. Now, there’s a ranking of schools’ Facebook strategies.
While schools continue to figure out policies about educators’ Facebook usage, some best practices are emerging.
President Bill Clinton announced that MTV and the College Board, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will develop a first of its kind Facebook tool to help students find money for college.