From Big Think: “The Social Media Arms Race in College Applications.”

by | Posted November 29th, 2012


Big Think wrote a blog post last month about how Facebook is “becoming the new resume.” College admission officers are now including Facebook profiles in their online search of college applicants. Sometimes, 35% of surveyed officers admitted that the content found “negatively impacted” the applicants chances of being accepted. Yet students are also getting smarter about hiding their content from potential lookers, and most of the time the content cannot be viewed unless you’re inside the social network itself.