I don't personally see anything wrong with posting acceptances you're excited about on Facebook, although I chose not to do that myself. Once I decided where I was going, though, I let my friends know about it. I don't think that was a "tool move."
Right, of course. Tell friends and family. Announcing acceptances on Facebook is just a way to brag to people who aren't your family or real friends.
I typed that last post in a hurry -- I meant to say I let my friends on Facebook
know about which school I'd chosen to attend, as well as my family and close friends. I don't think announcing a life-changing decision on Facebook makes one a tool, since that's really what Facebook is about: letting what your friends know what you are up to.
Maybe you are more conservative with who you choose to accept as fb friends than most people. If I posted where I'll be going to school on fb, I think 75% of the people seeing it would not feel happy for me, because they're not real friends, they're either people from high school who I haven't spoken with in years or people I've met at parties or whatnot. To them, I'd just be showing off. In fact, I have a good number of fb friends (not close friends in real life) at TTT law schools. They would definitely think I'm a huge douche bag. The people who would actually care and be happy for me despite whatever they're doing in life make up such a small group that, for me, it just makes more sense to shoot some emails, meet some friends at a bar, etc.
For the record though, I don't think just posting where you will be attending law school makes you a tool (even if, like me, you have friends at lower-tier schools who will think so). The "tool" label is reserved for minute-by-minute acceptance updates, tagging all 856 of your friends so you KNOW they know, and pictures of acceptance letters as proof-- God I hate that last one.