Tue, November 14 2006, 12:00 – 1:30
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com) is an online directory that connects people through social networks at schools and colleges. It receives 250 million hits per day and is ranked ninth in overall traffic on the Internet. Students love Facebook, but few professors and administrators are aware of it and most have yet to evaluate its impact. Prof. Dan Scheirer will provide an overview of Facebook and how he is using it in unique ways to “connect the classroom” and create feelings of “belonging”.