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Posts Tagged ‘college students’

Tufts Asks Class Of 2018 Applicants: “What Does #YOLO Mean To You?”

Class of 2018 hopefuls can prove their social savvy to Tufts University thanks to the school’s unconventional application.

Specifically, Tufts has issued a writing prompt to prospective students that asks them to answer, “What does #YOLO mean to you?”

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Sealed With A Tweet: “Makeout Twitter” Trend Is A Sign Of The New Adolescence

On the heels of Mary’s thoughtful post about the increasingly provocative and unprotected “cesspool” that can be social media – “Prostitutes, Pimps And Pedophiles: The Dark Side Of Twitter” – comes news about a Twitter trend in a similar vein.

“Makeout Twitter” accounts are becoming rampant across U.S. colleges, with schools as diverse as Harvard and Louisiana State University promoting student-run Twitter accounts devoted to sharing “creepshots” of intoxicated, lip-locked students.

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ESPN: College Basketball Players Disgruntled With Twitter As They Gain Notoriety

ESPN recently published a post about college basketball players’ increasing disgruntlement with Twitter, specifically that it’s “less fun” in college.

Why? Because the older the players get and the more they’re on the national radar, the higher the standards are for their public image, a large part of which is the content they’re presenting to the world via social media.

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How Do College Students Use Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC]

They’re the target market of many an energy drink and laptop company, and marketers love getting their hands on data about college students.

This infographic takes a look at how studious late teens and early twenty-somethings use Twitter: the brands they follow, how they tweet and more.
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