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Read us on Facebook!
April 29, 2009, 12:27 pm
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The Virtual Campus Blog can now be accessed on Facebook via the new BGSU RSS Reader application! Keep up with our headlines and details from each post on this blog!

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PRESS RELEASE: April 27th, 2009


BGSU Creates a Facebook Application for University News, Blogs, and More…

There is now an application available for all Facebook users to keep track of what’s going on at BGSU. This application collects information from the top blogs at, The BG News, and Campus Update straight to your Facebook so that you don’t have to go hunting for the latest news. Simply add the application found at and click on the arrows to see the top headlines from The BG News, business, sports, technology, and education related feeds at BGSU.

The development of the application was supported the Office of the CIO and Information Technology Services and is intended for better communication across campus. Anthony Fontana, Learning Technologies Consultant for the Office of the CIO and designer of the Facebook application views Facebook as a very versatile platform for the exchange information. Fontana sees this application as a way to aggregate the best of the BGSU campus blogs and RSS feeds onto Facebook, so that information is accessible where the students and faculty spend their time online.

The application was written by ITS programmer Chris Wammes. The Office of the CIO and ITS have agreed to make the code available to other members of the BGSU and Facebook community. Community members interested in creating a similar RSS Reader for Twitter feeds or classroom blogs can use this code. ITS hopes what they’ve started can benefit other BGSU community members who would like to create their own Facebook applications.

The RSS feeds currently on the application were chosen due to the quality and regularity of their content. To submit your official University campus blog please send the URL to Future improvements to the application may include the RSS feed from the University Academic Calendar.

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