Friday, October 5, 2012

A little bird could sink your college app

Douglas Belkin and Caroline Porter, WSJ, Oct 4, 2012, says a quarter of admissions officers at the top 500 colleges use Facebook and Google to check out applicants.

A third find something that hurts the applicant.

Bullying, alcohol, drugs, plagiarism, even criminal activity…pix or descriptions are there big as life.

They look usually if something else is “off” about the application—but this does not help.

Something to keep in mind anyway.

I wonder if tweeting for one candidate or another could harm you…what do you think?

I quit Facebook some time back. Profanity on my wall, weird political ideas I did not agree with. The cats were nice.

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