Coggno has an interesting infographic illustrating the influence that social media has on college admissions.
The nice thing about infographics is that is lays out the information in a very simple to understand form. The big take away for me from this information is not that college admissions professionals sometimes look at social media. It is that this type of review has been increasing substantially in just the past few years.
As social media gets to have a stronger presence I predict that we will continue to see more and more review of it by college admissions professionals. Can you still use social media even though you are applying to college? Of course. Just don’t be stupid about it.