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January 11, 2008

We have this great group of professors here at UCI. The core is a couple of younger professors who are really cool. We can relate to them and they’re willing to talk or hang out with us as if we’re people, not perpetual peons. There’s a few older professors, also, who are those cool sort of older people who never seem old. This group is fun to hang out with and also really fascinated by science, so that often we end up discussing academic things with just as much enthusiasm as anything ‘normal’.
Well they’ve discovered facebook. In the past 24 hours I’ve been invited to three different facebook groups made by these profs. There’s one for ChaMP (which provided the beautiful beer pic from yesterday) and two for classes where they want us to discuss things. I’m friends with one prof (which makes me wonder if I should type this, because the link to my lj is on facebook…well Hi Rachel if you’re reading this!). All of a sudden facebook went academic. *laughs* At the risk of saying something with one of the profs watching, I think it’s hilarious that they’re all on this. I mean, I know that facebook went public and all, and it’s not just college kids avoiding homework anymore, but how funny is it that my profs are all on there? Even if it’s the cool profs, it’s still like, whoa.
Anyway, Yin’s a slacker, and I’m gonna go eat lunch now.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2008 7:59 pm

    Facebook and Profs
    Yeah, I’ve got one prof with a Facebook profile and several others who obviously go on the site. Just be careful – a bunch of people in my class actually made a group called “Dr. X is better than Ambien,” and the prof found out and definitely wasn’t amused (although I have to say that that group was better than another some of the older grad students made called “Dr. X is a tricky bastard!!!”, complete with doodled caricature of him as the group picture. It was kind of amusing that, as soon as Dr. X made a very pointed remark about Ambien in class (in conjunction with promising a harder exam to make the class less boring) that membership in the group plummeted.
    Why don’t people understand that you shouldn’t put anything on Facebook you don’t want the entire world to see? I kinda wonder if a different prof knows that there’s a “The Future Mrs. Dr. Y” group up, too; it’s kind of icky, because Dr. Y is old enough to be just about everyone’s dad. And, you know, calling your professor “a hot sizzling piece of Canadian bacon” could be really awkward if he ever found out.
    PS. Hope you got your Christmas present before you got back to California. Did you?

  2. January 11, 2008 8:00 pm

    For some reason, it’s not letting me edit the above post, but there should be a ) after the words “group picture.”

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