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September 29, 2010

College’s attempt to block Facebook, Twitter, IMs fails

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By Steve Kolowich, Inside Higher Ed

The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology made waves last week when it announced it would block access to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and AOL Instant Messenger from its campus wireless network for one week. The idea was to make students, faculty, and staff reflect on the role social media plays in their lives. Several days into the “shutdown,” the college’s inability to keep students away from social media was showing.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-09-16-IHE-facebook_blockade16_ST_N.htm

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