Astronaut Hopefuls on Facebook
With the establishment of a new AsHos Facebook group page, perhaps another era of social networking is dawning for the the Astronaut Hopefuls group. It's a closed group, so only serious astronaut hopefuls are presumably allowed to join. There is another Facebook group called "I Wish I Was an Astronaut" which has an open join policy and correspondingly has a wider range of seriousness among its members.
What is the future for AsHos and social networking? I don't know, but I'm sure it'll be fun and interesting. NASA already has many presences in the major social networking outlets, so it wouldn't be much of a stretch for someone in the Selection Office to tap into these new technologies to keep applicants and the public at large more in touch throughout the selection process.