Clive Thompson points us to some statistics about the tech habits of this year’s incoming class at Amherst College. Although the freshman class only has 438 students, the numbers do show some interesting (though not especially surprising) patterns.

Peter Schilling, the director of IT at Amherst, breaks down the data:

Percentage of first-year applicants who applied online in 2003: 33%.

Percentage of applicants who did last year: 89%.

By the end of August 2008 the total number of members and posts at the Amherst College Class of 2012 Facebook group: 432 members and 3,225 posts.

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