Classes don't start for another three weeks at Oklahoma State University, but freshman Tandrea Lambert already has found dozens of future classmates with similar interests, reports Lambert met her new friends online through a social media network hosted by OSU. Technology is transforming the way new students connect with each other and their campuses. About 1,800 incoming OSU students from 48 states and eight countries have registered for OKStateU 1.0, a social media web site the university launched in May. The site serves as a communication tool that allows incoming students to share or receive information about campus programs...

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