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My failed attempt to find a roommate on Facebook

Alex Perry
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In a shocking turn of events, something about Facebook isn't especially good.

Alright, that's probably a little harsh. You see, my two roommates both decided to move on at the end of July, and I needed to replace them. I was able to fill one room with a friend of mine, but I still needed someone for the other. I figured I would primarily (but not solely) use Facebook to find candidates.

After all, I'd used it when I was hunting for apartments myself, and had no real complaints about the process. Plenty of my friends have used it as both apartment and roommate hunters, too. Using Facebook groups or the Marketplace to do this (as I did) is a pretty common practice in New York City. Read more...

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