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Informing Incoming Freshman about Roomsurf

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High school student’s that are about to join there new colleges Facebook “welcome groups” should be looking out because the page may be unauthorized. Roomsurf.com is a website that provides freshmen to find potential roommates for a fee, has made to be an official Facebook group for next fall’s incoming freshman class. These pages may look like they have been described, nothing on the pages actually say anything about “Roomsurf”. J. D. Ross, a new media director at Hamilton College in upstate New York, helped trace the sites to Roomsurf. The site looks real, and when to creator of Roomsurf was asked why nothing on the site had anything about Roomsurf he said that if someone wanted to know where these sites came from all they had to do was click on the creator of the site an it brought them to information about Roomsurf. When informed that several of the colleges — including Tufts, Northwestern and Oswego — told a New York Times reporter on Tuesday they had not authorized the use of their logos on his groups, he said he would gladly substitute a campus photo, “if they just want to send me a message.”When informed that several of the colleges — including Tufts, Northwestern and Oswego — told a New York Times reporter on Tuesday they had not authorized the use of their logos on his groups, he said he would gladly substitute a campus photo, “if they just want to send me a message.”  

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Written by jaclynnsabia

December 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm

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