Questions tagged [facebook]

Questions relating to the use of Facebook for academic purposes (e.g. to publicize research, make academic contacts, interact with graduate students).

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Unsure whether to continue maintaining research account on Facebook re Cambridge Analytica [closed]

I maintain a Facebook account purely for research purposes. I have about 30 or so friends on my account. I have always disagreed with FB and its ethics, however, recently, in the light of the CA ...
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Should I discourage using messaging apps for research group communication?

I've seen a growing trend in later years: graduate students discussing research questions through Facebook or Whatsapp like it was the standard channel to solve all kind of issues (Could you send me ...
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As a TA, how to react if I come across a Facebook group in which students insult me?

I am a PhD student in Europe and also TA for some bachelor's degree classes for my supervisor. Just by chance, I have found an open Facebook group (normally, the group aims to create an interaction ...
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Should I block my facebook account?

I am applying to a course in Quantitative Finance in a prestigious university in Europe. I am wondering if it may be the case to block my facebook account; I don't want the commission to look at my ...
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Should I mention my co-authors while tweeting about our publications?

Assume we have a paper published in a conference or journal. Should I mention my co-authors while posting some content of the paper (or just paper's link) on Twitter or Facebook? Let's assume I am ...
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Malfunctioning social media buttons on a conference website

The website of a conference that will take place soon (next month), offers social media buttons that should redirect the website visitor to the corresponding social media page or account, but when I ...
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Is Facebook a necessary tool for a student?

I'm starting a master's degree in the autumn, and I recently received an email from the university inviting me to join the Facebook page for the course. However, I don't currently have an active ...
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What is the best way to respond to students adding teachers to facebook? [duplicate]

As a teacher and a teacher manager, I noticed that the students frequently ask teachers for their facebook names or send them friend requests. I think that students having their teachers' personal ...
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What are the advantages of putting your dissertation on Facebook?

I am told that one of the best ways in which to disseminate information/knowledge/findings from doctoral research is to put your dissertation on-line. By default, many universities make the ...
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Is it okay if a professor friends a student on social media sites?

If a professor is teaching a student currently, is it okay if he/she friends the student on social media sites such as Facebook or Google Plus?