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Living - May 16, 2008

The 411: Meeting college friends Face to face

by Katharine O'Hara

As the first of May has come and gone, most high school seniors have made their deposits and finalized the decision of which college they will attend in the fall. For those who have an account on the social networking Web site Facebook, the next obvious step seems to be joining the class of 2012 Facebook group for their respective college. Joining such groups allows students to befriend others who will be attending their college, partake in online discussions and live conversations, and post comments (anything from dorm preferences, to music recommendations, to basic introductions) on a communal page. Students have the ability to plan local meet-ups for those who live near one another, ask questions, and get to know their future classmates (by way of photographs, videos, listed activities and movie, book and music preferences on their profile page) and possibly even get to know their potential roommate.

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