College Launches Own ‘Facebook’ Service

The alumni office has launched InCircle, an electronic social networking service similar to the popular Facebook website. The only apparent difference between the programs is that InCircle is hosted on the College’s web servers; this may bother those who worry about Dartmouth’s commitment to community over speech.

InCircle is open to both alumni and undergraduates, but current students will need to activate their alumni email account to use it.

Update: Users who like the identity-politics game can specify their ethnicity (a plethora of specific national origins or generic “white”) and sexual orientation (bisexual, curious, gay or straight).