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Connect me, and I will make my choice

Original post made on Aug 6, 2013

I got accepted. These words flood newsfeeds on Facebook each spring as college decisions come out. High school seniors yearn to utter these words in the most anticipated months of their high school education. Yet, when deciding where to enroll, prospective students are not just checking college websites. A college's Facebook and Twitter accounts take priority. Colleges should revamp their social media networking platforms. Otherwise, they will be left behind as the children of the Google and Yahoo generation make their choices.

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Posted by Tania
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Aug 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

This is a fantastic article. I absolutely agree that reapproaching the application process by targeting college students through social media services is one of the best ways to facilitate communication.
A lot of us naturally turn to such sources for information, but no one has formally written an article on this, and it is nice to see something in the local newspaper that mirrors what so many future college students these days are doing.
You did a great job addressing such concerns as well as sources of information that would be better suited for parents.
Overall, a very well written piece!


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Posted by Beth
a resident of Happy Valley
on Aug 7, 2013 at 8:48 am

Maybe I am just an old fuddy-duddy, but today's youth seem too caught up in facebook and twitter.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm

no beth...you're just an ole hen...face it!

ps not facebook it, but face it you ole hen!