Remember when Facebook was only for college kids? CollegeOnly is a return to those simple, pastoral days — with a whole lot more tech.
If you have a university e-mail address (.edu), you can join the site, where everyone in a school is instantly connected — no friending required (you can block people, though).
Currently there are three schools on the site — Princeton, Yale and Cornell — but it plans to expand.
Users can create profiles where they can include info like what dorm they live in, activities they’re into as well as their classes. They can also upload multiple profile pictures, as well as snaps from Facebook.
CollegeOnly emphasizes that these pictures will only be visible to those on the site, keeping them away from the prying eyes of parents, school administrators and future employers.
A savvy student would be wise to remember that privacy on the web, regardless of the marketing claims, is largely an illusion.
So bottom line: don't post anything online that you don't want to be seen in public.