The Orwellian side to Facebook

In today’s issue of The GW Hatchet, Eric Roper wrote the second installment of a series on social networking sites. Facebook big brother? Administrators, coaches keep tabs on student’s online activity evidences the degree to which GW employees monitor and, in some cases, censor what students put on Facebook.

As a college student I’ve grown desensitized to what I see on Facebook on a regular basis, but most people would be aghast of some of the photographs and messages put on a site which is viewable by an ever-growing number of users.

The piece has already gotten great feedback from readers in the GW community as well as some national recognition. The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading publication on the higher education system — one receiving more than 12 million hits per month — had an online entry in their “Wired Campus” section about Roper’s article.

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