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Abigail Clukey

One afternoon three years ago, Chelsey Vance decided to go for a walk. She took some ibuprofen before she left her Nashville, Tenn., apartment. She didn't know then that she was allergic to the medication.

About halfway down the trail, she felt like she was going to faint. Vance sent her roommate her location through iMessage and asked the roommate to come pick her up. She soon began fading in and out of consciousness as she went into anaphylactic shock.

In the eight years since Apple released the Find My Friends app, location sharing has become a key aspect of many relationships. Some claim they feel safer knowing their close friends, family or significant other have their location in case of an emergency.

Find My Friends recently helped a North Carolina mother find her teenage daughter in a ravine, after a car accident had left her unable to reach her phone. Both the mother and daughter say that the app was lifesaving.

Emmanuel Mahgerefteh has wanted to attend Virginia Tech for as long as he can remember.

When he was accepted after applying early to the engineering school, he was thrilled. So were his parents. But an email he received two weeks ago has led him and his family to re-evaluate his plans for next fall.

Last month, Virginia Tech offered about 1,500 incoming in-state freshmen financial incentives to delay enrollment after the school over-enrolled by more than a thousand students. Nearly 8,000 students accepted offers from an admission cycle of over 30,000 applicants.