Facebook vs. Yearbook: Memories Saved Online The hardcover yearbook used to be an indispensable part of the high school and college experience. But today, online social-networking sites such as Facebook and Myspace allow students to memorialize their friendships online — for free.
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Facebook vs. Yearbook: Memories Saved Online

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The hardcover yearbook used to be an indispensable part of the high school and college experience. But today, online social-networking sites such as Facebook and Myspace allow students to memorialize their friendships online — for free. As students become more reluctant to fork over money for a hardcover book, will social-networking sites bring about the yearbook's demise?

Purdue University's yearbook, The Debris, has been published at the Indiana school since 1889. Editor-in-chief Kari Whisler talks about the final edition of The Debris, which will be published for the last time this summer.

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