The New York Times reports that college and graduate school applicants awaiting the good, or bad, news from admissions offices have discovered the addictive joys of chronicling their experiences in excruciating and often embarrassing detail online in blogs and on forums. On web sites like,, and, among many others, participants are web-casting love songs to admissions committees, describing lucky meals to eat before the mail arrives, comparing SAT scores, typing through tears of rejection, and rating the best and worst notification letters, the paper said.