Tweeting on a Curve

“We would have wondered about the judgment of someone who spends their time on their mobile phone and makes such awful remarks.” That’s Bowdoin’s dean of admissions describing the Tweets published by a prospective student. A lot of admissions officers admit that they are visiting applicants’ Facebook and Twitter feeds. On the plus side, maybe a lot of retweets can help a borderline applicant make the cut.

+ From The Atlantic: How getting into college became such a long, frenzied, competitive process. Someone should do a similar article on getting into preschool.

+ Are teens ditching Facebook for the slightly more private communication platforms offered by messenger apps? I can’t imagine my kids will want to join any social network where I’m a member (and with any luck, they won’t want to read my old tweets).

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