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    Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    Facebook has been getting a whole lot of press in the US media relating to use in colleges and schools... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook

    Just wondering,
    1) is it blocked at your school?
    2) are you on it?!

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    1) Yes
    2) No, MySpace and WAYN

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    Yes it's blocked and no, but I do have myspace (eventually I was persuaded to sign up).

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    blocked here,

    I'm on it, love facebook. its like myspace without all the seizure inducing graphics

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Domino
    love facebook. its like myspace without all the seizure inducing graphics
    that's exactly what I love - deleted my Myspace now. It's like networking in a wiki! edit: Actually, maybe networking is the wrong word for a tech forum... it's good to write messages to people and look at photos of them drunk... much better...

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    CAn get on it here, but i get the feeling not for long once the LEA filters pick up on it.

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    It seems to be available here but probably not for too much longer.

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    blocked here although the kids just use proxy sites to gain access :-P

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    1) It's not blocked here at present although I suspect it's only a matter of time before IFL decide to add it. I'm not too fussed with its use in our school as it only seems to be our Sixth Formers who use it.

    2) I am on Facebook; it's a really friendly interface and I like the way the home page presents updates on all your friends. I'm also on MySpace but I only read that, I don't post to it.

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    i run a proxy site or 2 so I can always get around it

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    Its not blocked by the LEA here, but it is via our in house censornet box.

    I am not on any of these type of things Myspace, Faceparty etc.

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    It has been blocked by our LEA - but teachers have access to it (they use a different port number).

    I am on it - and have pretended to remember a lot of people from my past as a result.

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    We have it blocked here and i am on facebook to quite like it compared to myspace and others like that.

    In my school we are using a open source my space look a like and get the kids to use that. Atleast we can then monitor and moderate it.

    Ross

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqdge
    ...and have pretended to remember a lot of people from my past as a result.
    It's always a personal debate... I'm just nosey and love to find out what everyone is up to. It's the people that you really didn't know, say, you met once, drunk at a party who you don't want to offend by not accepting their friend invite...

    I love facebook anyway. I'm back in contact with a few people that I just lost touch with and hopefully we'll meet up soon with more than ever to talk about...

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    Re: Facebook - is it blocked and are you on it?

    1. Yes we block it

    You have tried to access a web page which is in violation of your internet usage policy.

    URL: www.facebook.com
    Category: Personals and Dating


    2. Yes I am on it - come find me and we can be friends

    (or start an 'edugeek - all your IT answers questioned here' group

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