Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

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Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby JCougar » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:49 pm

People get really pissed when others post their grades on Facebook--and rightfully so. Is linking to the online version of your note in the same category, or is that different?

I want to do this, but I don't want to be insensitive, or cause a ruckus that ends up on Above the Law or something.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby ClubberLang » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:11 pm

Yep.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby Dany » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:14 pm

Your facebook friends don't want to read your note anyway.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby LeDique » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:15 pm

If you have to ask…

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby JCougar » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Dany wrote:Your facebook friends don't want to read your note anyway.


Some of them do!

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby romothesavior » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:16 pm

It is my sincere hope that my published note will not be read by anyone ever under any circumstances. The odds that I would advertise it on Facebook are pretty much zero.

If some people want to read it, just send it to them.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby LeDique » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:16 pm

JCougar wrote:
Dany wrote:Your facebook friends don't want to read your note anyway.


Some of them do!


Outted as being friends with your parents on facebook.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby JCougar » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:17 pm

LeDique wrote:
JCougar wrote:
Dany wrote:Your facebook friends don't want to read your note anyway.


Some of them do!


Outted as being friends with your parents on facebook.


LOL

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby JCougar » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:18 pm

romothesavior wrote:It is my sincere hope that my published note will not be read by anyone ever under any circumstances. The odds that I would advertise it on Facebook are pretty much zero.

If some people want to read it, just send it to them.


I'm going to read it now just because you said this.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby Dany » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:23 pm

romothesavior wrote:If some people want to read it, just send it to them.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby JCougar » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:27 pm

Allright, allright. I'm glad I asked. My gut feeling was that this would be different than posting grades.

It's a fine line, though. People post their summer clerkships. I don't think there's anything wrong with that...in fact, it would be silly not to.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:29 pm

JCougar wrote:Allright, allright. I'm glad I asked. My gut feeling was that this would be different than posting grades.

It's a fine line, though. People post their summer clerkships. I don't think there's anything wrong with that...in fact, it would be silly not to.

I don't think anyone from my school ever posted their summer gigs on FB, actually.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:30 pm

JCougar wrote:People post their summer clerkships. I don't think there's anything wrong with that...in fact, it would be silly not to.


That's what LinkedIn is for. It still looks douchey on facebook.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby Ludo! » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:32 pm

Don't be a law student

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby JCougar » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:37 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:I don't think anyone from my school ever posted their summer gigs on FB, actually.


There's quite a few here that have. It doesn't really bother me, though. I'm on the side that it's sillier not to share. People are going to find out sooner or later anyway.

Anyway, as stupid as legal publications may be, I would think it would be better than posting a picture of your latest fancy meal or how drunk you got last night. In the general scope of petty, histrionic shit I see every hour on Facebook, it would be nice to see something of substance.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby beach_terror » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:39 pm

JCougar wrote: In the general scope of petty, histrionic shit I see every hour on Facebook, it would be nice to see something of substance.

People don't use Facebook to see things of substance.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby Dany » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:40 pm

Other people posting different lame stuff on facebook is not a good reason to also post something lame on facebook.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby fatduck » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:40 pm

you should consider the possibility that your facebook friends already perceive you as a douche, in which case the consequences of posting may be negligible.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby JCougar » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:41 pm

fatduck wrote:you should consider the possibility that your facebook friends already perceive you as a douche, in which case the consequences of posting may be negligible.


Good point...

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby YankeesFan » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:46 pm

Its only douchey if its not published. Even then, if you create a separate site and put your manuscript on there then at worst its hipster.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby waxecstatic » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:14 pm

JCougar wrote:People get really pissed when others post their grades on Facebook--and rightfully so. Is linking to the online version of your note in the same category, or is that different?

I want to do this, but I don't want to be insensitive, or cause a ruckus that ends up on Above the Law or something.


No one is probably even going to read it. Most people who aren't in law school won't know what they are even clicking if they do decide to look at it, and no, it is nowhere near as douchy as posting your grades.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby waxecstatic » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:18 pm

Douchey really isn't applicable in this case. I think it might make you look a little strange or socially inept as most people don't associate FB with anything even remotely related to scholarly matters, quite the opposite in fact. I agree with the poster who suggested putting it on LinkedIn.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby Pokemon » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:21 pm

Brilliant idea... go for it.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby fatduck » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:22 pm

you should publish it in serial format via facebook statuses.

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Re: Is it douchey to link to your published note on Facebook?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:28 pm

Make a non-law-school Facebook filter so you can share stuff like that with people who care and won't be pissed off (i.e. your parents). Or just EMAIL THEM.




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