Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Towson U president plays nicely online

Bob Caret, president of Towson University, has a Facebook profile and a blog - and he's proud of it.

In a recent BBJ article, the school administrator discussed the level to which he's embraced social media to "connect" with his students.

"I don't think we have any choice when it comes to using the new technology," Caret told the BBJ.

And even though he only has about 50 friends (the average college student has a couple hundred, at least), Caret only befriends students that he knows personally - a rarity on the site, where students often compete for the most "friends".

Caret's level of restraint wasn't echoed by Salisbury Univ. President Janet Dudley Eshbach, who came under fire earlier this month when her family photographs - and captions - were considered inappropriate by some viewers.

Do you have a Facebook profile? Have you checked out your son or daughter's? What kind of privacy settings would you set?

-JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

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