CNET blogger Caroline McCarthy writes about a new application from Embark that lets students apply to college through the online social-networking phenomenon Facebook. Called College Planner, this widget lets prospective college students research schools and then apply to them without actually leaving their Facebook profiles. Users also can see which people on their “friends” list are interested in the same schools. “Actually, now I think I know what’s unnerving about the Embark application,” McCarthy writes. “It’s the fact that this is a Facebook application that actually could be useful” … (CNET)

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