Thank you for your questions about Ohlone’s MySpace presence. If you have additional questions or concerns, please email Cheryl Lambert and Patrice Birkedahl. This clarification should answer some concerns and questions:
Ohlone College joined the MySpace network as a marketing tool to attract students. A majority of MySpace users are in the target market for Ohlone’s educational services.
Current and prospective students (and others) can link to Ohlone’s MySpace profile as a “Friend”. All requests to be a “Friend” of Ohlone College are sent to the Web Team for approval.
Just as Ohlone cannot moderate the content of any web page linking to our official website, we cannot moderate content on any of our MySpace “Friends” websites. We do, however, have the ability to remove a “Friend” as necessary.
Thank you for your interest!
Mike Davidson explains how to create an attractive design for a MySpace profile in Hacking A More Tasteful MySpace.
Ohlone College has joined the friends and networking website MySpace.com. Students, alumni, staff, and other interested persons can now add “Ohlone College” to their MySpace account’s “Friends” list.
http://www.myspace.com/ohlonecollege (no ending slash)
Ohlone’s MySpace profile provides introductory information about Ohlone College and its programs. Many links to the official Ohlone College website at http://www.ohlone.edu are included in the profile.
Please note that MySpace is for people, not organizations. Selecting a gender and a birthdate is required. For gender, I chose Male. For birthdate, I chose June 18, 1967 (the date “Ohlone College” was given its name - at least according to information on the College website; if this is incorrect, please let me know). Section headings seem to be restricted to those provided in the MySpace template.
If you have questions about Ohlone’s MySpace profile, please let me know.