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Sunday, May 30, 2010

You have a friend request

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email informing me that the Dallas Independent School District now has a Facebook page. The email ended with this statement -- "Staff are encouraged to become a fan of the official Dallas ISD Facebook page and encourage other Facebook users who may be interested to do the same."

OK, first of all, THAT'S just not gonna happen. Second of all, that email was almost immediately followed by another email reminding us that Facebook was on the banned web address list for DISD, so we would not be able to access the DISD FB page from school. We were encouraged to enjoy the page and its contents from home or a library.

However, over the past week, I have been having a bit of fun imagining what I could expect to see if I DID become a fan of DISD's Facebook page.

  • DISD needs help defeating Don Ramiro in Mafia Wars! Please help by sending grenades.
  • DISD is playing Fishworld and discovered this rainbow jewel-encrusted seahorse egg!
  • DISD has just let 23 teachers go" (I wonder if any followers would have the balls to "like" that one).
  • DISD is friends with RISD, FWISD, and LVISD -- See 148 similar stories
  • DISD has sent you 1,500 poker chips!
  • DISD hates TAKS!
  • DISD has reached Level 15 in Farmworld! Send them a free chicken egg!

And so many, many more.

Hmmm... maybe I should become a fan after all.



TeachEnEspanol said...

When social networking goes too far...

Thanks for the laugh! :)

SignorinaD said...

Only 23 teachers let go? Out here in L.A., a couple of thousand are getting pink slips. Yet, the teachers they cut are the very ones they need in the classroom to raise ELA scores. School districts have better things to do than climb on the Faacebook train. DISD might do well to, oh, I don't know, invest in their students? Teachers?

CindyWo said...

We are asking for your assistance, and guidance to get the word out about an
amazing program to make small pets available to grammar school teachers
in the classroom.

This program is designed to help teachers that would like small animals as
teaching aids or mascots etc. in the classroom, or to assist teachers who
presently have animals, in obtaining supplies needed to care for the pet.
We realize that teachers have limited funds and our program offers grants
of up to $150.00 for the purchase of small animals such as fish, hamsters,
birds, as well as supplies.

We have the money, we have the program, we have a website, all that is
needed is your help to get the word out. We at Pet Care Trust, feel that
exposing children to the care and responsibility for animals is imperative
in the development of good character and compassion in relationship to all
living things. The care of animals teaches children life affirming values.
If you could pass this along, post it on your website or give me advice on the best
Way to the get this information to teachers it would be much appreciated.
Join us on Facebook!

Unknown said...

wow, DISD on facebook would be when I'd really need that "dislike" button.

Anonymous said...

I think it is an attempt to spy on you through semi-bogus "friend" requests. Not to mention, it will make the school district look more "popular" if tons of people are fans.

Eric said...

This is so great! I laughed my head off. Pretty soon DISD will be hitting you with snowballs.