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Law school facebook?

Postby gavinstevens » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:10 pm

Disclamer: I do not have a facebook and what follows may appear obvious or even stupid (hence my forum choice).

I am confused when I read posts by law students on here about a specific law school's facebook. Are they speaking of the facebook (Zuckerberg's) and their specific law school's network (e.g. "Northwestern"), or a social network created independently by that law school? Something else entirely?

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby JaLeCa » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:28 pm

Facebook page usually created for that school's incoming class

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby gavinstevens » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:32 pm

Ohh okay. Thanks.

I asked this after seeing people ask about what to wear for their facebook pictures at Vandy ASW.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby zanda » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:33 pm

gavinstevens wrote:Ohh okay. Thanks.

I asked this after seeing people ask about what to wear for their facebook pictures at Vandy ASW.

that's different. that's a page created online (and possibly a physical book) with each student. it had nothing to do with the social media site.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby JaLeCa » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:34 pm

Well that sounds like I'm missing something. Maybe they are special?

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby gavinstevens » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:40 pm

Who knows.

Related question:

I get by fine without facebook in ug, but I came to school knowing people here and it hasn't been an issue. Am I going to be able to get along, socially speaking, without one in law school?

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby gavinstevens » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:42 pm

Some searching revealed that that sort of "facebook" was a roster of faces for seating charts and class rolls.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby cheeseismildlytasty » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:02 pm

If the reason you don't want a FB is you think people will judge you for not having lots of friends/pictures etc, don't worry about that. This isn't high school anymore.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:55 pm

*facepalm* Your generation gap, it is showing.

I'm lazy, so here's your wiki lesson for the day:

A facebook is a printed or online directory found at American universities consisting of individuals’ photographs and names. In particular, it denotes publications of this type distributed by university administrations at the start of the academic year with the intention of helping students get to know each other.

Colleges and universities in the United States often published official or unofficial books listing their students, faculty, or staff, together with pictures and limited biographical data. By the early 2000s some facebooks were being published online, offering a number of new features, including password protection, more detailed information, more advanced indexing and searching, and the ability for people to upload and enter information and photographs.

In early 2004, Harvard University sophomore Mark Zuckerberg created an unofficial online facebook at the website "thefacebook.com", the forerunner of the Facebook service, out of frustration that the university's official online facebook project was taking too long.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby ahduth » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:08 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:*facepalm* Your generation gap, it is showing.

I'm lazy, so here's your wiki lesson for the day:

A facebook is a printed or online directory found at American universities consisting of individuals’ photographs and names. In particular, it denotes publications of this type distributed by university administrations at the start of the academic year with the intention of helping students get to know each other.

Colleges and universities in the United States often published official or unofficial books listing their students, faculty, or staff, together with pictures and limited biographical data. By the early 2000s some facebooks were being published online, offering a number of new features, including password protection, more detailed information, more advanced indexing and searching, and the ability for people to upload and enter information and photographs.

In early 2004, Harvard University sophomore Mark Zuckerberg created an unofficial online facebook at the website "thefacebook.com", the forerunner of the Facebook service, out of frustration that the university's official online facebook project was taking too long.


Oh please, there were over a thousand kids in the graduating class of just my college, and there were at least half a dozen colleges with UG divisions at my university. I never heard of a facebook either until people were like, "Myspace sucks, join Facebook!" Now that it's Facebook that sucks, and Google+ is the new thing, maybe the old meaning of the word will become more current. :)

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:14 pm

ahduth wrote:I never heard of a facebook either until people were like, "Myspace sucks, join Facebook!"


I started college when there was barely an internet (AOL dialup was standard in homes that had access at all, and we registered for classes by phone). Facebook.com wasn't even invented until after I graduated, and wasn't opened to non-students until 4 years after I left college. That's the generation I'm referring to that knows what an actual "facebook" is.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby ahduth » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:53 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
ahduth wrote:I never heard of a facebook either until people were like, "Myspace sucks, join Facebook!"


I started college when there was barely an internet (AOL dialup was standard in homes that had access at all, and we registered for classes by phone). Facebook.com wasn't even invented until after I graduated, and wasn't opened to non-students until 4 years after I left college. That's the generation I'm referring to that knows what an actual "facebook" is.


Ya, I'm pretty sure I graduated UG before you even, and I had no idea what that was. Sounds like a small college thing.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:07 pm

ahduth wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
ahduth wrote:I never heard of a facebook either until people were like, "Myspace sucks, join Facebook!"


I started college when there was barely an internet (AOL dialup was standard in homes that had access at all, and we registered for classes by phone). Facebook.com wasn't even invented until after I graduated, and wasn't opened to non-students until 4 years after I left college. That's the generation I'm referring to that knows what an actual "facebook" is.


Ya, I'm pretty sure I graduated UG before you even, and I had no idea what that was. Sounds like a small college thing.



Yeah facebook.com was based on the actual facebooks used by colleges. I know MIT undergrad, for example, sends out a small booklet with a picture of every freshman with their name, high school, and home town, to all incoming freshmen. Facebook was already accessible to high school students when I was in high school.

It could refer to a variety of things. It could be referring to a facebook group in the facebook made by Zuckerberg. Some of these are unofficial, started by an incoming student, while others are actual pages made by the law schools. There's also a chance they might be referring to an actual facebook made by their law school.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby TheKingintheNorth » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:59 pm

gavinstevens wrote:Who knows.

Related question:

I get by fine without facebook in ug, but I came to school knowing people here and it hasn't been an issue. Am I going to be able to get along, socially speaking, without one in law school?



This might be one of the few issues I have a strong opinion about, so i'm having trouble deciding where to start.

Of course you'll be able to get by without one, but you should still 100%, without-a-doubt, definitely make one. Do you have a hard time remembering names or people, even if you did find them interesting and would want to develop some kind of relationship? Facebook can help. Do you like music and sometimes forget when an act is playing and which particular acquaintance likes them as much as you? Facebook can help. Do you prefer text based communication over voiced-based communication? For better or worse, Facebook has replaced email for casual, social correspondance for most sub-25-year-olds.

Those are just things I personally used it for 15 minutes ago. Met someone last weekend, forgot her name, tracked her down through Facebook (quite easily) saw that she liked Lupe Fiasco and Bassnectar and then invited to her to come with my friends and I to go see them by messaging her through Facebook. Took me maybe 100 seconds.

There are other uses too, like keeping in touch with old friends and over long distances. You can send an almost unbelievably strong, positive message to an old friend or someone you recently met just by clicking the "like" button on some youtube video or comment he posted. Is that diluting social interactions and making living life less meaningful? Who cares? (And no, it isn't).

Like a poster said before, if you're afraid you dont have a lot of pictures or friends: get over it. In fact, you'll probably be pleasantly surprised at how many friends you do have.

If you're concerned about putting personal info on the Internet: get over that too. These concerns to me seem very close to conspiracy theories, but they're also the only concerns that don't seem fundamentally like social anxiety pretending as nonconformity.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby gavinstevens » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:50 pm

@thekinginthenorth

I should clarify, I am familiar with facebook, but no longer use it. I had one 2006-09 and logged on several times a day during that time.

I deleted my facebook profile a couple years ago to ease the process of a breakup. It helped for sure. Not hearing about, or knowing what, an ex is doing was good for both of us. There were some other things I never liked about facebook, but privacy was never the main issue.

I never felt the need to re-activate it after that, even after everything blew over. I might consider re-activating when I go to LS and don't know anyone.
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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:53 pm

I'm 22 and I know what a facebook (not the site) is. Some people ITT clearly haven't seen enough 90s movies.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:54 pm

gavinstevens wrote:I should clarify, I am familiar with facebook, but no longer use it. I had one 2006-09 and logged on several times a day during that time.

I deleted my facebook profile a couple years ago to ease the process of a breakup. It helped for sure. Not hearing about, or knowing what, an ex is doing was good for both of us. There were some other things I never liked about facebook, but privacy was never the main issue.

I never felt the need to re-activate it after that, even after everything blew over. I might consider re-activating when I go to LS and don't know anyone.
That's fine, but that's still not what a 'law school facebook' is, at least in the context of your OP.

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby ahduth » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:39 pm

gavinstevens wrote:@thekinginthenorth

I should clarify, I am familiar with facebook, but no longer use it. I had one 2006-09 and logged on several times a day during that time.

I deleted my facebook profile a couple years ago to ease the process of a breakup. It helped for sure. Not hearing about, or knowing what, an ex is doing was good for both of us. There were some other things I never liked about facebook, but privacy was never the main issue.

I never felt the need to re-activate it after that, even after everything blew over. I might consider re-activating when I go to LS and don't know anyone.


Google+ really helped me take out the trash, so to speak. You can have people in circles that don't hit your stream. As in, I'm your friend, I just don't want to read your commentary on the people riding your bus or how your sandwich is every 15 minutes. :)

Facebook has some way of doing something similar to that, but I dunno. I mean, I have trouble operating my toaster. I'm kind over the whole shebang (both Facebook and toasters).

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Re: Law school facebook?

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:36 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:I'm 22 and I know what a facebook (not the site) is. Some people ITT clearly haven't seen enough 90s movies.

Or been RAs.




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