Campus Confession pages are popping up all over Facebook, much to the ire of universities and schools nationwide. From rueful admissions of using tuition money for beer funding to more raunchy confessions of drunken late night parties, these campus confession pages are the latest fad for the school-going crowd on Facebook.
Another part of the appeal is the coffee shop gossip atmosphere of such pages. Declarations about crushes in specific classes are also a dime a dozen in campus confession pages.g up, other sites such as survey website SurveyMonkey does not. The page administrator of the campus confession page then gets anonymous tell-all tales from which they can select the juiciest, funniest anecdotes to share with everyone.
Predictably, because the stories are often bawdy, the comments are likewise lewd. With the reputation of their schools on the line, college officials and even law enforcement officers are monitoring some of the pages with vigilance. In fact, several pages were already ordered to be closed. High school pages in Idaho, Arizona, and Montana were ordered to be shut down. Meanwhile, San Francisco State has requested that the page refrain from using official school logos and photographs.
However, it’s not just lewd and crude stories that are found in such websites. Confessions of struggle, heartbreak, and inspiration can also be found on such pages. In posts of self-doubt, droves of students from the same school offer consolation and support to those in need. This proves that the Facebook craze is actually a double-edged sword. Yes it does have its bad side, but it also has a good one.
What do you think of this latest Facebook fad? Have you checked if your alma mater has one too? Why don’t you tell us one of your crazy college stories as well in the comment box below?