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Wednesday
Oct272010

College Only: The New Facebook?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images/CollegeOnly[dot]com(NEW YORK) -- He graduated from an Ivy League university, created an online social network and, perhaps most conspicuously, wears socks with sandals.

Nope, he’s not Mark Zuckerberg. And there hasn’t been a movie made about him, but if there was one, Michael Cera of Juno would play him, Josh Weinstein said with a laugh.  Weinstein, 23, is the CEO and founder of CollegeOnly.com, a social networking site available only to college students.

“I just didn’t think people should have to worry as much about parents and employers in what they do online,” said Weinstein, who launched the site in August 2010, just over a year after he graduated from Princeton.

According to CollegeOnly’s Facebook page, it’s the only site that is “free from parents, potential employers, and other folks that shouldn’t see what you are up to on a Saturday night or at any given point during the day.” Users must provide a verified university email address to register for an account.

While its tagline is “Connecting Student Bodies,” CollegeOnly is now available at only four universities: Princeton, Yale, Cornell and Penn. It will launch soon at New York University and Columbia, in New York City, where Weinstein and about 15 employees manage the website.

CollegeOnly has about 2,500 users and more than 20,000 students from unregistered schools on the waiting list, Weinstein said. Students at these schools can enter their email addresses on the homepage and click “Bring CollegeOnly to My School” to get on that list.

As for the future of the site, Weinstin said it’s impossible to predict student interest and didn’t know how many more schools he could add a year from now.

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