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.
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.
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.