We may like to think that only our friends are looking at our Facebook accounts, but anyone who wants to know more about us is likely to investigate our online identities. It shouldn't be surprising, then, to learn that college admissions officers sometimes turn to social networking sites to get more information about their applicants.
Drawing by Laura Reyome
To improve your chances of getting an acceptance letter, clean up your online identity. If any of these 12 problematic photos appear in your Facebook account, get rid of them now.
Realize that the best approach to social networking isn't always to tighten up your permissions so no one can view your account. Instead, think about ways to make Facebook work in your favor.