CNet writes about Chinese smart networking students, who are using websites to form teams of up to a dozen, in order to prepare the very best applications to the best American schools:
A posting at one of the most trafficked local Chinese sites[unfortunately you have to register to read it–Lyn] keeps an ongoing list of the latest admittees from China, including one to Harvard, one to Princeton, five to Yale and six to Stanford, among the 65 schools listed….
The Internet provides not only an information exchange but also helps to connect students concerned about everything from how to write admission essays to how to prep for interviews, said Tina Shi, a graduate student from Shanghai who went to Stanford last year. “Students also use the message boards to facilitate offline events. In my year, we had four or five application teams, each with 10 to 12 people,” she said.