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CollegeOnly: Like Facebook, minus parents

Jenna Johnson

Last week CollegeOnly launched at a few colleges on the East Coast. It's similar to Facebook (without too obviously being Facebook) but it's only open to college students with verified dot-edu e-mail addresses -- to the point that students can submit lists of faculty members with college e-mail addys who might try posing.

Oh, and after graduation, everyone gets expelled.

"We believe that as you move on to the next big phase in your life, there should be new tools that help you along your journey. After college, we set you free to wander the interwebs for your next new favorite site," creator Josh Weinstein explains on his blog.

The tone of the site is sexy and fun, with the slogan of "connecting student bodies." Students who are admitted to the college-only club can browse profiles, video chat with students at other schools, network, flirt with crushes and share photos. They can also post campus news, events and funny links. The site also plans to host huge parties across the country that are "college only."

"Our site is the only one that is free from parents, potential employers, and other folks that shouldn't see what you are up to on a Saturday night or at any given point during the day," CollegeOnly boasts. "Whether it is campus news and events or funny links, random chatter and crazy photos -- all of your education and procrastination needs can be found in one convenient place."

You can read more about the new site at Mashable, the NYT Bits blog and Huffington Post.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  September 1, 2010; 10:52 AM ET
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: CollegeOnly, Facebook  
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