So it was just another Thursday morning – the only day in the week that we get to attend classes in the new campus. Or the only day that I have theory classes as a matter of fact. *gloat, gloat*
As always, my dean was making his good news/bad news announcements. It can be quite interesting because he would tell us things like how the dental hospital is coming along(I still see sand dunes surrounding the building. It’ll be many more months before we can treat patients. T _T) or how there are new facilities for us or upcoming holidays or something.
He did however roused me from my morning drowsiness when he said, “A senior staff member have told me that he now has a technology that he uses to detect blogs that write entries with regard to the university.”
Brenda and I gulped. We were like uh, this is it. Our blogs have finally been known to the administration.
He continued, “I’m not sure if it’s from your batch but someone blogged about how being a dental student is so much cooler than being a medical student in this university.”
Okay, I definitely did not say that so I’m off the hook. Whoever the person is, it’s a really childish statement.
Flustered, we looked left and right guiltily. Mainly for having a blog and blogging about life in the university. Even though I’ve had my ups and downs in this university, I’ve never ever once bad mouthed about the uni. I want my damn degree damnit!
My dean went on to say, “Well, we should all be nice to each other. So do be careful about what you write in your blogs!” he said with a smile.
About which special technology that the senior staff is using to detect entries regarding the university, I’m putting all my money on Google Alerts. So far, it has been the most reliable service. I don’t believe that in all my years of being a blogger(and an obsessive one at that, hehe) that there is a keyword/link detecting service that I do not know of.
Anyway, this is a warning to all students from my university that it’s high time you reevaluate what you put into words. You don’t want to be called up and be told off in front of your classmates or maybe worse things can happen to you depending on how bad the entries are.
After class, I went up to my dean after class and told him that I have a blog. But I’ve only ever written about what I get up to here in the uni and about my life in the uni.
He was pleasantly supportive and said, “Oh of course! No problem, we practice free speech here! By all means, write whatever you like. But of course, let it be within the normal boundary of politeness!”
We sighed in relief because we had his support to keep a blog about our lives as dental students here in this university. As long as he understands why I’m running around with a camera in class all the time, that’s all I ask for.
So, if there are any of my university mates who are reading this, please remember that your degree is far more important than a silly blog entry doing a rant about the university. Our university is still young and though there is room for improvement when it comes to the management side, there is nothing to doubt about the quality of the lecturers and the facilities that we’re provided with. It’s not worth it to get into trouble when your parents have already paid so much for your education.
Please keep in mind that the service/technology can detect the university’s name in any blog entry.
Notice how I’ve not mentioned the name of my university at all? 🙂
I know I have said my university’s name in other entries, but there are many entries separating this one from the last entry I wrote with the name inside. And when the alerts reaches the senior staff’s inbox, he will only get a permalink to that particular entry. And I’m banking on how tired the senior staff will be when it comes to trawling the entire blog(especially blogs with hundreds and hundreds of posts) for other posts regarding the university.
But it doesn’t mean that I’ve said anything that can lend me in trouble when I choose to leave out my university’s name. It’s just that I’d rather not make this post extra obvious than it already is.
🙂 But as long as we know how to go by the rules, blog responsibly then it’s all right.
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