Understanding Facebook culture on campus

January 9, 2009

The authors of Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture offer student affairs administrators guidance on using social networking tools and on whether or how to monitor student use. Officials should recognize that Facebook is a student space through which the line between reality and a digital world can be blurred. Because students have reservations about faculty presence of Facebook (known as "creepy treehouse"), professors should neither request students to be "friends," not accept students' invitations. Inside Higher Ed