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Facebook Snooping by College Admissions Offices Rising

TimeOct. 17, 2011

from:Allen, Myra

to:College Prep Seminar

The number of college admissions officials using Facebook to learn more about an applicant has quadrupled in the past year, underscoring the effect social media has on U.S. culture and academic life, a survey shows. Googling is nearly as prevalent...

Nearly a quarter (24%) of admissions officials at 359 selective colleges say they used Facebook, up from 6% the previous year, and 20% used Google to help evaluate an applicant...

Is it ok for college admissions officers to search for you on social websites?

Agree or Disagree and why?