Air your thoughts via Facebook

I don’t know if this is the right use of Facebook, but Malaysia’s Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has decided that a good thing to do, is to be online, on the first and third Wednesday of every month, from 10-11pm (so he’s working nights), on Facebook, so that he can probably participate in a Facebook chat with students.

He mentions “Facebook messaging”, and its unclear if he plans to add students as his friends, to then get them chatting, or if he just wants to receive “email” via Facebook? Or is it a good way to get information about students that are griping to the minister, and mark the troublemakers out?

Who’s to say. Whatever it is, I don’t think Facebook is the right platform for this sort of thing, but kudos for trying to be hip.

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  • Carolyn Chan

    don’t people chat on msn messenger, gtalk or yahoo messenger anymore? even friendfeed would be a better platform than facebook. oh wait, facebook is like friendfeed now so i guess it’s another case of “Just because you can it doesn’t means you should.” lol.


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