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How Twitter Helped a Student Decide Which College To Go To [Video]


The influence of social media to the lives of many people, especially to young adults can no longer be denied. It even changed the way soon-to-be college students look at the college admissions process, and it holds true for one senior student from Wentzville, Mo.

Taylor Baumstark, a senior high school student who attends Timberland High School, is torn whether she will be attending Maryville University and Missouri State. 5 On your Side reported. And that is when she turned to Twitter to finally arrive at a decision. She knew it was a tough decision to make because it is about where she will be spending the next four years of her life.

The 18 year old Baumstark was already decided to attend Missouri State University when got a letter she was not expecting from Maryville University. The letter says she was accepted to the school, and that the reason why she never got their letter was because they had a technology problem. She even said that she was offered a scholarship and was asked if she might want to go for a tour.

That was when she started struggling with making a decision. She already paid the dorm for the MSU but could hardly even decide. The next thing she did was to post two pictures of herself on Twitter showing that she is in front of the two universities, with the caption "send help".

A Twitter war started thereafter as her post was followed by multitude of comments which were not only coming from students, but also from the college's staff and presidents. After the whole Twitter War that went on, she finally made a decision later that day and Maryville University was the one who won the war.

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