Thursday, October 23, 2008

Internet stukachi

Students Competing For Slots At Elite Colleges Resorting To "Facebook Sabotage"
Students competing to get into the nation's most elite colleges and universities have begun to use sneaky, under-handed tactics involving Facebook, according to a new report from the Chicago Tribune. Via anonymous letters mailed to college admission offices, applicants suggest to admission officers that they check out the photos on a rival's Facebook page before determining whether or not to accept them into the institution. With competition for spots fiercer than ever, the experts cited in that article believe this marks the beginning of a new trend: "Facebook sabotage."

If our institutions of higher learning are permitting themselves to be guided by the Linda Tripps of this world, we are in very serious trouble.

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