How Social Media is Impacting the Future of College Acceptance Rates and Employment

Social Media's Impact: Infographic from The Social U

Since the lost days of HotOrNot, FaceTheJury and MySpace, social media has dominated the Internet and the way we connect today. Long gone are the days of sending snail mail and calling a friend on the phone just to see how they are. Today, more than 71% of teens admit to using more than one social network such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Social media is no longer just a tool to connect with friends, family members and acquaintances from the past. Using social media has its benefits, but it can also be the reason why you aren't able to get into a college you have in mind or why you can't seem to land your most desired job, regardless of your qualifications.

While social media gives us the ability to reconnect, make new friends and share intimate details of our lives with loved ones, it is essential to understand how it may or may not have an impact on your future.

The chart below includes social media usage stats for teens ages 13-17: