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Facebook Turns Catty With Prom Season

Before Facebook, before Twitter, and before camera phones, high school girls were forced to deal with antiquated ways of showing off their prom dress before the big night. Images were cut out of magazines, photos were developed, and friends would come over to see the dress of choice. These days, with the speed of the internet, information is immediate. A few clever girls created a Facebook group, Don’t Steal My Prom Dress, which allows users to upload images of their chosen gown so that everyone knows they’ve laid claim to that specific piece. Now, high schools all over have their own versions of the group, and girls are getting catty. Though comments are generally positive and the Like button is a well-used function, if you happen to buy the same dress as another girl in your high school, you better run to the mall to return it. [NY Times]

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