Columbia University students are bugging out over the arrest of a student on drug charges who they say accepted payment through the social payment application Venmo.
Why are they fretting? Venmo is the opposite of cash: every transaction is shared publicly by default. And the requesting party has to write a brief description of the transaction.
He had a rule, one student told Capital: “The description has to be funny.”
The alleged dealer is Michael Getzler, a sophomore English major. New York police arrested him yesterday.