In the Facebook Era, Colleges Are Dropping Yearbooks

Schools shut down tradition as online networks take over
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2008 5:59 AM CDT
That yearbook may have cost $75, but would be free on Facebook.   ((c) SmartGoat)
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(Newser) – The next generation of college graduates will have to rely on MySpace and Facebook to recall the good times and look up old friends, for the era of the yearbook is drawing to a close. With hardbound copies costing up to $75, the Economist cites Purdue University and nearby DePauw as two colleges that have canned the tradition; others have cut print runs dramatically.