College-admissions officials and employers are starting to check out candidates on Web sites like Facebook and MySpace
By Alan Finder
One recent university graduate may still be wondering why she didn't get a job offer from Green Ivy Educational Consulting, which teaches organizational skills to high school students in the San Francisco area. Ana Homayoun, who runs the company, thought the young woman was a promising candidate—until she looked her up on Facebook, the popular social-networking site. There, Homayoun found commentary about the student's drinking and smoking habits, including testimonials from friends, and pictures.