Do you facebook friend professors/grad students/postdocs?

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InquilineKea
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Do you facebook friend professors/grad students/postdocs?

Postby InquilineKea » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:42 am

And have you ever received a friend request from them?

I'm just curious.

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Re: Do you facebook friend professors/grad students/postdocs?

Postby satyad18 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:25 am

I did want to sometime back. But thought its better after I enter the grad school.

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Postby bfollinprm » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:06 am

InquilineKea wrote:And have you ever received a friend request from them?

I'm just curious.



For people I've met I have received a friend request, which I accepted. I don't understand why you'd facebook friend someone you've never met.

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Postby WhoaNonstop » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:01 am

bfollinprm wrote:
InquilineKea wrote:And have you ever received a friend request from them?

I'm just curious.



For people I've met I have received a friend request, which I accepted. I don't understand why you'd facebook friend someone you've never met.


I have plenty of friends on facebook I've never met. =P

-Riley

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Postby sphy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:27 am

WhoaNonstop wrote:
I have plenty of friends on facebook I've never met. =P

-Riley


Half of them are James Bond from the various Physics & Astronomy Department to which you are applying. Just checking your striped Goggles and the Traits and your awesome cover songs and the other things such as Physics.
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Re: Do you facebook friend professors/grad students/postdocs?

Postby sphy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:39 am

InquilineKea wrote:And have you ever received a friend request from them?

I'm just curious.


Do busy physics professors really find time to have facebook account and then continue to run it in parallel with their research, sounds interesting.?
Ask admissionprof S/He really doesn't have any..
So don't be so curious regarding their facebook, orkut, myspace account.

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Re: Do you facebook friend professors/grad students/postdocs?

Postby bfollinprm » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:05 am

I have on personal witness knowledge that physics professors post on their wall during the break in lab classes.

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Re: Do you facebook friend professors/grad students/postdocs?

Postby sphy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:33 pm

bfollinprm wrote:I have on personal witness knowledge that physics professors post on their wall during the break in lab classes.

Yeah on their wall I mean Brick Wall of the room not the Facebook Wall.
I am sure! NO?

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Postby InquilineKea » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:46 pm

I have on personal witness knowledge that physics professors post on their wall during the break in lab classes.


LOL that is quite funny.

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Yes, many professors (*especially* the associate ones) have gotten facebook. I've browsed through some of their profiles. Gordon Watts (the guy who wrote Life as a Physicist) practically stopped updating his blog ever since he found Facebook. :p (his wall is actually pretty funny - I think it's open to the public)

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Re: Do you facebook friend professors/grad students/postdocs?

Postby grae313 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:53 pm

I'm facebook friends with a number of my professors from undergrad, and of course 40 or 50 Cornell grad students/postdocs. There are some professors here with facebook accounts but I don't have any of them as friends.

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Postby CarlBrannen » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:58 pm

Most of my physics cohorts are friends of mine on facebook, where we tend to post things other than physics every now and then. I think there's some fear that facebook is inappropriate because of the possibility it might lead to sexual contact between instructors and students. This doesn't apply to me because I'm in second childhood.

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Postby grae313 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:07 pm

One of my classmates adds every one of his students that he possibly can on facebook. Once the semester is over, they are all fair (but not all fair) game.

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Re: Do you facebook friend professors/grad students/postdocs?

Postby Dreaded Anomaly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:21 pm

As an undergraduate, I have friended many grad students and a few professors. To my knowledge, not too many professors at my university have Facebook.

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Postby gloriacollins » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:18 am

yeah i have a few professors as my friends in Facebook...:)

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Postby WhoaNonstop » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:07 pm

CarlBrannen wrote:...it might lead to sexual contact between instructors and students.


Oh crap... I wasn't suppose to have sex with my students?

-Riley

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Re: Do you facebook friend professors/grad students/postdocs?

Postby HappyQuark » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:48 pm

WhoaNonstop wrote:
CarlBrannen wrote:...it might lead to sexual contact between instructors and students.


Oh crap... I wasn't suppose to have sex with my students?

-Riley


Normally this would be true, but in your case the students 'get' to have sex with you. In this instance, it's more accurate to view it as a privilege.




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