Hard to believe it’s been nearly a year since ‘FacebookGate‘ took place, but here we go again! I received an email on October 8th about the squatting that’s already occurred, and saw a recent tweet from Rachel on Twitter about the issue. The email notes:
Groups with the same few members exist for at least the following colleges and universities:Swarthmore CollegeWidener University School of LawUniversity of the ArtsUniversity of PennsylvaniaOhio UniversityMillersville University of PASt. Andrew’s UniversityMuhlenberg CollegeIn addition, there are numerous other “2014″ groups that do not share the same small set of members. However, they all have group descriptions that are strikingly similar. The description for each of these groups is something along the lines of the following, with the appropriate school name and location filled in for each respective school:“This is THE best place for all the incoming freshmen/transfers of the Class of 2014. Just for those heading to ______ in 2010, this will be the group where we can talk about what’s going on and around campus.”The fact that all these groups share similar descriptions suggests that these groups are all run by the same organization. I had hoped you would share your thoughts on the matter.