On Friday, many law school graduates were eagerly waiting for their July 2010 New York Bar exam results.
The New York State Board of Law Examiners (‘BOLE’) promised law students that “the results of the July 2010 bar examination are being emailed to candidates beginning on November 5, 2010,” but warned candidates that there might be a delay of up to 24 hours before “your email system” would get them.
Any e-mail problems for the lawyers-in-waiting, however, paled in comparison to the results being posted online before they actually received them. It’s sort of like you already know that your significant other is going to propose to you, but you don’t know when. Would you rather find out from him or her directly, or from Facebook first?