In a new survey, 10 percent of admissions officers from prestigious schools said they had peeked at sites like Facebook and MySpace to evaluate college-bound seniors. Of those using the profiles, 38 percent said it had a “negative impact” on the applicant, according to Kaplan Inc., the education services company that polled the officers.
At least one admissions officer had rescinded an offer because of an applicant’s postings, results showed. The survey went out to 500 schools—of which 320 responded—in July and August and promised anonymity.
Will I eventually delete my Facebook account? Yes. But yes, it will be difficult. Thanks to our blogosphere friends over at SaxaSpeak for the tip on this one.
p.s. This image is the fourth one that comes up when you do a Google Image search for “Facebook.”