Meritful wants to be the LinkedIn of high school

Students are using Facebook and Twitter all the time, but for most, it’s hardly something they’d like future employers — or college admission counselors — to seem. That’s a problem that will soon be in the rear-view mirror, if new startup Meritful is successful.

Google+ Events: a visual tour

Google+, the oft-denigrated social network that many want to compare unfavorably to Facebook, is now rolling out Google+ Events — and it’s a very interesting service that should put some heat on events leaders such as Meetup and, yes, Facebook.