EVERYONE has a freaking MySpace account
In my class, 23 of 28 students who filled out my little "student information sheet" answered "yes" to the question "Do you have a MySpace, LiveJournal, or blog?" Twenty-two of them have a MySpace, and three of them tacked on "who doesn't?" to the answer.
I DON'T, that's who.
But I won't hold their choice of platform against them. At least they're participating in a community!
So today's class is over, and it was a hoot. Well, as much of a hoot as you can have when going over the syllabus and various handouts. I hit them with a grammar diagnostic at the end, so I'll look over that and figure out where everyone stands. On Monday we have the essay diagnostic. No actual "teaching" happens for another week.
But everyone was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, which is always a good sign. Only one person on the roster didn't make it to class, which means I have four people who want to add who are vying for one possible slot. I guess this is where I learn to be cold-hearted.