Have you ever looked through your Facebook updates and wondered why those particular stories showed up in your news feed? Or have you ever wished you had more control over what showed up there? Well, the ability to do so is coming to Facebook.
According to Mashable.com, Facebook will soon add features for users to filter their news feeds. These filters will let you adjust how much (or how little) you see in your news feed from any of your Facebook friends. Good news for those of us who would like to prioritize what we see in our news feeds!
Milne Library has a news blog. Its stories get channeled into our Facebook page, too, so folks can read about Library happenings here. Does your Department or Student group have an official blog? Tell us! Just post the link here. We’d love to follow you!
and more, but most of all, we want to hear from you! What are your thoughts about our library and its services? Have you had a good or bad experience? Share your thoughts on the posts with us so that we can improve all that we do.
Chris Avenir, a Ryerson University Freshman in Toronto, Canada, is facing 147 counts of academic misconduct for running an online chemistry study group via Facebook last term, where he and 146 of his classmates swapped tips on homework questions that counted for 10 per cent of their final grade. As administrator of the study group, he is bearing the brunt of the accusation.
Today’s Toronto Star reports that College officials are currently silent on the matter pending further investigation but that students are in an uproar over the situation. How is discussing the questions via Facebook’s forum any different from meeting in the “Dungeon” – a Ryerson basement study room used by engineering students to study and network in this same manner for years?
Is this truly a case of misusing networking technology to “gain academic advantage” or yet another clash of Luddite Professor vs Wired Youth? The results are going to be worth following as we sort through another layer of the consequences of being hyper-connected in an Internet World.
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