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Posted by Elise Daniel on April 14, 2009 at 9:47 am 

This is from an article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed.
“This week officials at Ohio State University said they would stop deleting posts critical of the institution from its Facebook page. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that university officials said they had made a mistake when they deleted comments about the institution’s president, E. Gordon Gee.”
Our standard practice for the UW Facebook page is to let the conversation flow freely. Not only does that respect the culture of that medium but it also gives you good, unfettered insight into what’s on people’s minds with respect to your institution. If you’re a Facebook user, check out the spirited discussion about President Emmert’s Office Hours video that’s happening on the UW Facebook page.
The only times I’d remove postings to that page are if they’re totally off topic, having nothing to do with the University, or if they’re profanity-laden and disrespectful. Luckily I’ve only had to do the former, not the latter.

Posted by Elise Daniel
April 14, 2009 at 9:47 am
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