The end of the OCAD network on Facebook

Two days ago, on November 23, I received a mass email from IT Help saying that the forwarder that forwards ocad.ca email to ocadu.ca will be turned off at the end of the semester. Since Facebook has not been allowing the creation of new networks (nor the update of existing ones, apparently) for quite a while, this means that new students will no longer be able to join the OCAD network on Facebook.

Granted, networks on Facebook have not been doing much lately, but that can be said of virtually everything. Everything on Facebook—including messaging, SMS support, and even fan pages)—is getting less and less useful. So perhaps it will just be a matter of time before all the existing networks will die off.

Still, this will be a “milestone event” for OCAD: The end of its official network on Facebook must still mean something.