Lately, I have been looking at some High Schools and stopped in to visit SNHS for a tour.
SNHS or better known as Social Network High School is a private school. However, the school is growing and more students are registering each day.
I met with the Principal and we started our tour. As we were walking down the hall I couldn't help but notice a young man with a large crowd around him. I asked the Principal what was going on and he told me that they had several popular students at the school and Facebook was one of them.
Apparently Facebook was the most popular kid there, everyone wanted to be his friend and they followed him around to prove it! He likes to Poke, Like, Share Photos, Play Games and he will even take you Places. The Principal went on to share that he heard that they were even making a Movie about him!
He said that there were other popular kids at the school too. He mentioned Twitter. Now she apparently is a no nonsense kind of girl! She talks so fast and she doesn't have patience for drawn out drama or long conversations. Just get to the point and spit it out in 140 characters or less!
Then there is Myspace, he was quite flashy and even wore a lot of glitter! He didn't seem to have quite the following as Facebook and Twitter did, but I did notice a rock band or two.
As we were finishing up our tour, the Principal wanted to show me the list of the different Clubs at SNHS.
- Business Club- headed by LinkedIn. You will always find recruiters visiting this group
- Video Club- headed by YouTube Students learn how to upload and watch hours of videos from their computers
- Photography Club- Flickr A great place to learn how to host and share photos
- Archeological Club- Digg, Delicious and StumbleUpon If you like to discover, share, find and bookmark, then this is the club to be in
And finally our tour ended in the Library where we found Goodreads, LiveJournal and Technorati in a deep discussion!
I still haven't decided if I am going to choose SNHS or not. However, I couldn't help but question, why does being followed/liked or unfollowed/ignored seem more like High School all over again?