Campus Overload: Facebook


Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/03/2011

The fine art of polishing your online persona

Your college apps are in, and you are in a prime position to be accepted at the college of your choice. Or are you? All the hard work you've put in could possibly be undone by your online and social media footprint.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:50 AM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Facebook, admissions

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/02/2011

Facebook reps online today to answer questions

Starting at 1 p.m. Thursday I will be online with Facebook's Andrew Noyes and Brooke Oberwetter to answer your burning FB questions.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  Campus Overload Live, Facebook

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/07/2010

Controversial RateBU.com lets students vote on hotness of women

Students at Boston University can now log onto RateBU.com, rate their female classmates as being hot or not, and help compile a list of the top hotties on campus. As you would guess, the site has angered numerous students and prompted the student government to take action.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  Boston University, Facebook

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 09/09/2010

Harrisburg University plans social media blackout

But starting Monday, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania will block all social networking sites on the campus network, including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and AOL Instant Messenger.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:39 PM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  Facebook, Harrisburg, Twitter

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/01/2010

CollegeOnly: Like Facebook, minus parents

Last week CollegeOnly launched at a few colleges on the East Coast. It's similar to Facebook but it's only open to college students with verified dot-edu e-mail address.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  CollegeOnly, Facebook

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Online identities reflect real ones

Eight years ago, University of Virginia psychology professor Amori Yee Mikami recruited a group of 172 children who were 13 or 14 years old and assessed their popularity and friendliness. Recently, Mikami and her colleagues went looking for them on...

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:45 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  Facebook, MySpace, University of Virginia

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 01/25/2010

Monday News Overload

Stressed students Counseling centers at four-year colleges and universities saw a 16 percent increase in the number of students seeking help during the 2008-9 school year, but they haven't seen increases in suicide rates. More and more students are just...

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:25 AM ET, 01/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Facebook, Mental health, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Yale, e-books