Using facebook to spy on college students
A while back, Shutterbug wrote about how everyone has a Facebook account (heck, even I have one). Well, it seems that just as people sometimes Google job candidates, college administrators are starting to Facebook students. Via Techdirt comes this item about administrators using Facebook to discipline students. While I think you should be careful about the material you make public, I don't think that administrators should be snooping around on a non-university site to find out whether or not students are violating codes of conduct. How do they know the information is true? And what about students' rights to privacy? I mean, if you're blogging or posting on a university-hosted site, then they have the right to read and act on what you've written. But I have to agree with Carlo: "do the administrations of these schools have nothing better to do than troll around Facebook looking for rule-breakers?"