Gift for grads: Digital clean-up service | Joanne

Looking cool — or stupid?

Getting ready for college now means cleaning up your online image, writes Taylor Lorenz on Mashable.

Many high school seniors have been online for years, focused on impressing their friends, not admissions officers or employers.

Thirty-five percent of college admissions officers say they check applicants’ social media postings, according to a Kaplan Test Prep survey. “Of those, 42 percent said that what they found had a negative impact on the student’s application,” reports Lorenz.

Recently, Harvard revoked the acceptance letters of 10 students after…

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