Tweets Bar Student from College Application

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Just another similar social network incident
‘…she apparently posted disparaging comments on Twitter about her fellow attendees, repeatedly using a common expletive.

‘Perhaps she hadn’t realized that colleges keep track of their social media mentions.

“’It was incredibly unusual and foolish of her to do that,” Scott A. Meiklejohn, Bowdoin’s dean of admissions and financial aid, told me last week. The college ultimately denied the student admission, he said, because her academic record wasn’t competitive. But had her credentials been better, those indiscreet posts could have scuttled her chances…’

First Look at Aaron Swartz Documentary ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’

How to Use Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) with Etiquette
Don’t wait until you commit this career-busting blunder
‘In email composition, the “BCC:” section, short for Blind Carbon Copy, is a method of sending an email to additional addressees without alerting the primary addressees (and the potential secondary addresses in the “CC:” section) that the email has been shared beyond those listed on the email. The practice is a holdover from the days of paper letters and memos where a document within an organization would be intended for a specific recipient but could also have additional recipients (including those whose identity, for whatever purpose, needed to remain hidden from the other recipients).

‘In modern email practices, the “BCC:” is seldom used as it is considered poor business etiquette to not disclose who else is participating in a conversation. The only exception to this near blanket ban on the use of the blind carbon copy is when the goal is to protect and conceal the recipient list. For example, if you wished to send an email to twenty of your clients reminding them of something but did not want to give all twenty clients access to the other nineteen clients’ email address out of respect for their privacy, using the “BCC:” slot would be the right choice…’
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How long does a hard drive last?
50% of hard drives survive until sixth year
‘…just under 80% of all hard drives will survive to their fourth anniversary. Backblaze doesn’t have figures beyond that, but its distinguished engineer, Brian Beach, speculates that the failure rate will probably stick to around 12% per year. This means that 50% of hard drives will survive until their sixth birthday…’

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