#118131, By bystander Choosing your room mate online

  • bystander 13 Aug 2003 13:39:54 186 posts
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    Students at the University of Washington will soon be able to choose their roommates with the simple point and click of a computer mouse.

    "The college plans to play matchmaker to thousands of students applying for university housing during the 2004 school year by offering an online service allowing them to pick and choose roomies."

    "They'll do that with a program by WebRoomz, an Atlanta-based company offering the latest in roommate matchmaking capabilities, with a selection process that mirrors the principles used in computer dating services.

    "WebRoomz is a great product for students and the university because it allows the students to make their own decisions while it reduces labor and operating costs for the housing staff," said Jessica Harrison, WebRoomz spokeswoman."

    Interesting, I thought half the fun would be not knowing what your room mate might be like though...
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