If you’re one of those people who was mortified to receive your mom’s Facebook friend request, this should make you happy: CollegeOnly is here, and—like Facebook’s original incarnation—you actually need to be a college student to join the social networking site. Its creator realized that as Facebook grew, “college students are less likely to upload photos or post what they are up to with parents and potential employers looking on,” he tells Mashable. He decided to fill that void.
And the site is, indeed, a protected space: Even the creator says that, “except for moderation and evaluating success of features, I’m not allowed on the site.” A university e-mail address is required to join, and once you do, you’re automatically connected to everyone else in your school (unless you block someone)—and the creator promises those are the only people who will see your crazy frat party pictures. The bad news: Right now, the site is only open to Princeton, Yale, and Cornell.