More evidence that "privacy" is a bourgeois pipe dream
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- :-) More to the point, though, I find that creepy. If I was the parent of one of those kids, I would raise holy hell. It smacks of predatory behavior to me. Let me put it this way: imagine a catholic priest making similar demands of his altar boys :-PMar 9, 2012
- Well you could go the other way and play all of the Zynga and other games that require you to bug the hell out of your friends for bits and pieces. Hammer the coach every day with the maximum number of requests from the maximum number of games you can do without impacting your studies. Especially for most of those games you would be just sending the requests to carpet bomb the coach's feed and your feed effectively hiding any real content they might post :D Even with the new feed control settings it would still be possible to do that and annoy the hell out of the coach, and multiple that by the entire team(s) that the coach is responsible for.Mar 9, 2012
- And since almost all of these games have an in-game chat, they can, as a group, pick the game that is going to be their means of chatting. This neither circumvents the requirements friending the coach to monitor comms, but, it gives them an outlet to talk openly.Mar 9, 2012
- As a parent, I would still be very disturbed by something like that, and not allow the coach to friend my child like that. It sounds completely unethical.Mar 9, 2012
- Yeah, it is creepy and invasive. But what can parents do? The students are adults and if they choose to follow the rule then parents complaining isn't going to change things. The students need to complain. I was shocked when I heard about it at my sister's school but her and her friends who were there really didn't think it was all that big of a deal.Mar 10, 2012
- Sorry; somewhere along the line I had it in my head these were high school teams, not college.
Still creepy but I suppose if they're not objecting, there's nothing to be done.
Teach the next generation to object!! ;)Mar 10, 2012