A few days back CNN featured the Youtube.com class Pitzer College was running. Naturally, it being Pitzer, friend to terrorists and stoners alike, I just rolled my eyes.
But now the Stanford Daily is reporting that Stanford too is joining the new media bandwagon with its latest course on the psychology of Facebook.com and other user interfaces, I've lost all hope in higher education. Ostensibly designed to "study" Facebook's user interface, the course will become nothing more than a Facebook stalker's dream.
The money quotation from the professor himself:
“What is so interesting about Facebook is that nobody really understands it, and we are all still figuring it out. One of the goals of this class is for us to try to figure it out together.”It ain't rocket science. The most fascinating thing to college students and teens has always been themselves.