"By announcing what college you got into, you are obnoxiously broadcasting personal information that probably only 20 of your Facebook friends actually care about. And then there’s that girl in your physics class who was just rejected from the same college; she had finally stopped crying, but the tears started right back up when she saw your status. It’s going to take another whole pint of Ben and Jerry’s to dry the second round of tears."
We all know that updating your Facebook status is increasingly becoming a popular way, if not the way, we communicate with our friends. And of course we all have to deal with some annoying status updaters including the Town Crier, the Self-Promoter, and the Sympathy-Baiter, to name a few. Facebook is about spreading the news, for better or for worse. I agree that maybe only 15 of my friends care about what I have to say. Similarly, I really couldn't care less that someone made a grilled cheese sandwich and is lounging on the couch.
But getting into college?! That's a big deal! You should be proud of your accomplishment - especially since applying to college is months of hard work. So in this case, I say Facebook bragging rights are a given. What better way to shout at the top of your lungs "I'm going to college! And it's my first choice!" than with a status update? Plus, I'm willing to bet Aunt June will care.