College Tonight is the antidote to anti-social social networking and it is now live.
College Tonight is a social networking experience for college students, graduate students and alumni, that promotes actual social interactivity rather than a sedentary lifestyle.
The community focuses on nightlife events and social opportunities both directly on a student’s campus and within their broader communities.
Students visit the site in order to become aware of events and receive unique promotions for after school hours both on weekdays and weekends.
College Tonight is reportedly much more than a nightlife site, it is a “social sidekick.”
It asks users to get away from the screen and turn their interface to face-to-face. It’s a national site that works on a local scale. Members can:
- Gather friends into an ‘entourage’
- Plan ‘hook-ups’
- Create their own social calendar
- Even make ‘drunk dials’ – in the morning they can take any regreted messages back!
The site was started by college students for college students. Zach Suchin (CEO) and Jason Schutzbank (CTO) founded College Tonight while they were students at Emory University in Atlanta.
Zach became financially independent in college as an event promoter and realized his success could go nationwide with an event-driven website. Jason Schutzbank is a junior at Emory University and the technical director.
College Tonight has received funding and it will earn revenue through advertising and sponsorships. The site is set up strictly for college students with a university e-mail address (sound familiar?), and to ensure privacy, former FBI personnel have been hired to monitor it.
Interesting indeed. We’ll keep an eye on it to see how it evolves.
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