Much has been made in the tech and social media news circles regarding Facebook’s eventual demise because teenagers don’t make up a large group on the social network. Brittany Darwell, co-editor of sister site Inside Facebook, wrote that just because teenagers aren’t on Facebook now doesn’t mean that they won’t sign up in the future.
Even though Facebook’s privacy settings change often, a study by Carnegie Mellon University shows that more users are becoming better at keeping sensitive information off the social network. According to a study of more than 5,000 Facebook profiles, fewer users are making public information such as date of birth and political affiliation. However, confusion over Facebook’s privacy settings has led to an increase in posting of interests such as favorite movies, books, and music — as well as sharing to applications and advertisers.
This week, some California high school students are living the dream: getting a taste of what it’s like to work for Facebook. The company’s inaugural high school internship program — Facebook Academy — started this week, and students are taking in the full experience.
Coaches use Facebook for half of their recruiting interactions.
High school students in Australia have become the latest to try to embrace the roots of Facebook, only to run afoul of authorities.
A Minnesota high school expelled a freshman who allegedly posted a hit list on his Facebook page.
Recruiters aren’t the only ones looking at candidates’ Facebook profiles. Four out of every five college admissions offices recruit prospective students on the social network.
A California high school student who had been suspended after calling his teacher a “fat ass” on Facebook received the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union today, arguing that the school violated the student’s right to free speech.
Did this Illinois high schooler take his inspiration to create a Facebook page to rank his classmates’ hotness from early scenes in The Social Network?