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Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.[1] Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0

Social Media

Don’t Be Afraid to Post! 5 Social Media Tips for College Bound Students
HuffPost - Oct 24, 2017
If you’re applying to college, you’re probably familiar with cautionary tales of how students’ admissions chances can be impacted by their social media posts. ...
Here's how teens use Snapchat
Los Angeles Times  - Feb 27, 2017
Snapchat could be valued at more than $20 billion in an initial public offering this week. But that lofty figure might rapidly sink if the app doesn’t keep adding users...
To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need To Learn To Manage Risk
NPR.org  - Feb 27, 2017
Parents of teens know how tricky it is to keep their kids physically safe while balancing their need for greater independence, but when it comes to keeping them safe online, it can be even trickier...
College admissions now using social media like never before
eCampusNews  - Feb 13, 2017
A new survey reveals that college admissions officers' use of resources like Facebook and Google to gather more information on applicants has reached an all-time high....
Twitter Wars and Instagram Shade: What it Means for the College Admissions Process
Huffington Post  - Feb 18, 2017
n an era of Twitter wars, Instagram shade, information leaks, and fact checking, the need to effectively manage an applicant’s social media presence has become critical to the college admissions process....
The Importance of Cleaning Up Your Social Media
ULoop  - Feb 21, 2017
Social media has ingrained itself into society during the last decade. It’s a way to connect and keep up with people you don’t see often, receive news updates, share your opinions, and much more....
Using Social Media During Admissions Process
GoLocalProv College Admissions  - Feb 13, 2017
According to a 2015 survey, recently released by Kaplan Test Prep, 40% of college admissions officers say that they check the social media accounts of applicants during the admissions process. In a 2013 report, 35% of admissions reps said they reviewed something on these sites that negatively affected a student’s chances...
Do Colleges Look at Your Social Media Accounts?
US News - Feb 10, 2017
Your first impression on a college admissions officer involves more than just an essay, a transcript and some test scores. According to new data, colleges and universities pay attention to what prospective students post on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram....
Surprise! Social media can help, not hurt, your college prospects
CNN - Feb 10, 2017
CNN)By now, the idea that some college admissions officers might check an applicant's social media accounts shouldn't sound too far-fetched. With the explosion of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and all the others,....
50% of College Admission Officers Report Checking Applicants’ Social Media, Study Finds
Digital Chew  - Jan 29, 2017
50% of college admission officers report checking a student’s social media account, according to a new study. New research points out as teenagers use social networks to share parts of their lives with their friends and family, college admission officers are now reviewing their social media profiles....
Why college applicants should clean up their social media
Consumer Affairs  - Jan 27, 2017
Good grades and high SAT scores aren’t all you need to get into college. To rise above the competition, you might need to give your social media accounts a good scrubbing....
3 Overlooked Ways to Use Social Media to Research Colleges
US News - Nov 14, 2016
You've likely heard about the downsides of social media and how oversharing and unprofessional comments can wreak havoc on your application. But social media can also be a great tool for college-bound students:, ..
Social media profile may help high school students
MycentralJersey - Nov 10, 2016
The list of items required for college applications hadn’t changed much over the years: Official high school transcript, SAT scores, essay, and recommendation letters. But recently, some “social media experts” have been advising high school seniors to go one step further and create elaborate LinkedIn profiles to impress college admissions officers..
Social Media – think before you post
College Admissions Strategies - May 23, 2016
Stories abound of students and even teachers sharing inappropriate items on social media. You would think students who are about to apply to colleges and be evaluated by admissions officers would know better. ..
More Colleges Are Cyber-Stalking Students During the Admissions Process
TIME  - Mar 9, 2016
Your online history is fair game. Yes, colleges still look at high school students’ grades and SAT scores to decide who gets accepted. But applicants should also keep in mind that admissions officers today are way more likely to be scrutinizing what high school students say and do on social media than ever before...
Using Social Media During Admissions Process
GoLocalProv College Admissions  - Feb 8, 2016
According to a 2015 survey, recently by Kaplan Test Prep, 40% of college admissions officers say that they check the social media accounts of applicants during the admissions process. In a 2013 report, 35% of admissions reps said they reviewed something on these sites that negatively affected a student’s...
Why many kids are leaving social networks
The Christian Science Monitor  - Feb 4, 2016
When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram, or Pinterest, or Twitter. No,...
Does social media affect college admissions, how to prepare your profiles
Canada Universities Examiner  - Jan 21, 2016
After months of agonizing work high school seniors are sitting back waiting while college admissions officers review their applications. Well, they could still do something to ruin their chances of admissions despite the perfect college application, post something wrong on social media...
Study: College application process gets social
USA Today  - Jan 26, 2016
The traditional elements of a college application — GPA, test scores, extracurricular activities, recommendation letters, essays — may seem thorough enough. But according to a new study, there may be one more factor a school looks at: social media....
3 Points to Discuss With Teens About Anonymous Messaging
US News  - Dec 21, 2015
The latest social media trend among teens is the app After School, where teens can post anonymous messages to people at their school – parents and teachers aren't allowed....
Teens Are Using Secret Hashtags to Share Dangerous Habits
Reuters  - Dec 18, 2015
Rule-breaking may be just as irresistible to teenagers today as it was in their parents’ day, but a new study of secret social media hashtags like #selfharmmm suggests that new technology is helping kids share dangerous behaviors more easily than ever before. ....
Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet
Quartz  - Oct 26, 2015
“So, where else are you applying?” It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. ...
College Admissions: Social Media Tune-Up
GoLocalPDX College Admissions  - Sep 28, 2015
Why tune-up your social media accounts? Sometimes, colleges you’ve applied to will want to get a feeling for how you behave outside of your academic life,....
Fixing Up Your Facebook Page For College Admissions: A Booming Business
Forbes - Jun 18, 2015
Lanre Badmus deleted his Twitter TWTR -0.34% account before the start of his junior year at Westfield High School in Westfield, NJ. He also made his Instagram account private and changed his name on Facebook...
How Social Media Can Hide Signs Of Trouble Among Student Athletes
Huffington Post  - May 29, 2015
Madison Holleran's online persona depicted the life of a thriving college freshman, filled with friends, family and a love for running track. But behind the social media facade, the student athlete was dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts. On Jan. 17, 2014, ...
Davich: Do colleges look at prospective students' social media?
Chicago Tribune - May 17, 2015
Do colleges and universities look at prospective students' social media sites to help vet their applications? I believe some schools do despite what they say publicly....
College Admissions: How Social Media Can Ruin Your Application
GoLocalProv College Admissions  - May 11, 2015
A Twitter photo of a student making an obscene gesture with liquor bottles in the background, a Facebook posting of a student at a party holding what appears to be a joint, a blog rant using profane language about another student....
For student-athletes, social media can doom a career
Clayton News Daily  - Mar 31, 2015
JONESBORO — You may have heard of one Mo’ne Davis, the young female baseball player that took the country by storm with her performance in the Little League World Series last summer.....
Applying to college? Think before you post
Charlotte Observer - Dec 16, 2013
Can a student’s social media presence influence their chances in the college admissions process? Hundreds of articles have been written to alert students that colleges are researching applicants online as part of the application process....
Could LinkedIn give students an 'in' with college admissions?
CNET - Dec 3, 2013
If it's been awhile since you applied to college, here's a bit of news to make you feel your age: it's not just about SAT scores, transcripts, and personal essays these days. Social networking plays a role, too....
More Colleges Considering Applicants’ Online Lives
WBUR.org - Dec 2, 2013
If it's been awhile since you applied to college, here's a bit of news to make you feel your age: it's not just about SAT scores, transcripts, and personal essays these days. Social networking plays a role, too....
Application angst: Teens' social media can hurt college chances
NBC News - Today Show - Nov 25, 2013
Could all those selfies sink your Harvard dreams? The college application process is stressful enough; now parents also have to worry about managing their teenagers' online reputation.....
In College Admissions, Social Media Can Be a Double-Edged Sword
New York Times - Bits Blog - Nov 11, 2013
When I wrote my Technophoria column this weekend about how some college admissions officers have occasionally identified social media posts that negatively affected applicants’ chances of acceptance, I assumed the phenomenon would not come as news to the parents of high school students....
They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets
New York Times - Nov 10, 2013
At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. Throughout the presentation, she apparently posted disparaging comments on Twitter...
Your Dream College Can See Twitter, Too
Bloomberg - Nov 8, 2013
College-admissions officers are increasingly looking at information on applicants that has nothing to do with grade-point averages, SAT scores or extracurricular work. They want to know if a young person is going to make trouble or shows signs of bad behavior that could lead to bad publicity or a legal investigation....
Why colleges shouldn’t check online life of applicants
Washington Post - Nov 11, 2013
Yes, Jacob and Sophia and Emma and Mason and all you other students planning to apply to college some year soon: Your online life can affect your chances of getting into the school of your dreams — or any school at all. Fair or not...
Here's Where Teens Are Going Instead Of Facebook
Forbes - Nov 12, 2013
Earlier this month Facebook’s chief financial officer, David Ebersman confirmed a worrying, but long-suspected trend for the world’s biggest social network: teenagers, perhaps the most important demographic for a modern-day communication tool, were becoming less active on the site....

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