Collegiate Social Networking Moves to College.com

College.com

Since Facebook has virtually abandoned the college crowd and opened up its social network to the public, college students have been left out in the cold. College.com is coming to the aid of those college students who feel abandoned by Facebook by launching their own social network.

The College.com social network seeks to be a personalized, integral part of college life. The College.com social network can connect students not only with their social lives but also with their courses.

College.com Homepage

College.com’s overall goal is to be a “one-stop shop for information and communication between students.” If you’re a college student, you can go to the site, create your own user profile, and connect with people in your classes.

One interesting feature is that College.com offers a “Wake Up Call” system that will alert your phone when you need to wake up for a class.

College.com integrates your course schedule, professor profiles and professor rankings, event listings, and study aids. There are online note cards to help organize your workload and to help you study for tests.

Based on the college you go to, you can view school-specific events…eveything from Greek life to student organizations. You can even view local news and weather information through the site.

College.com requires that students have a .edu email address in order to sign up. Facebook is no longer for college students, and one of the concerns is that there’s potential for future employers and the general public to get access to personal information such as photos or even a daily diary. College.com makes sure that this won’t happen, so college students can concentrate on networking with other college students.

Comments

  1. Doris says

    I think the web2.0 social networking is getting a little too much but I guess it will die down eventually.

  2. Amanda says

    I have noticed more and more people using Facebook as an alternative to MySpace and was wondering about the same thing–About college students being out of the loop when it comes to this social networking site. Didn’t it start out as a simple social network for students to get in touch with other students? Opening the site up to the public was a bit of a mistake in my opinion, but college.com definitely has the right idea to bring students back into social networking!

  3. Court says

    I can’t even imagine owning a domain like college.com. Good luck denting Facebook’s market share though. The college kids around here are sticking with it even though it’s been opened up to everyone.

  4. Meister says

    Finally, I was wondering when someone would close the gap again. When I signed up to Facebook it was for College Students only and not everyone can join. I think they lost track of what their purpose was. They could have created a special area for students.

  5. ahmed says

    College.com Steal traffic from Facebook.com
    they redirect traffic of the domain name typo faceboook.com to their website !

  6. Sam says

    I think College.com its a great site with a lot of potential. I don’t think they should position themselves as a substitute for facebook though. They should develop applications that cater to students and not focus on all the social components.

  7. Backgammon Spielen says

    I can’t even imagine owning a domain like college.com. Good luck denting Facebook’s market share though. The college kids around here are sticking with it even though it’s been opened up to everyone.