Wednesday, 2 June 2010

British student fined over library matchmaking

A student at University College London has been fined by the university for creating a dating website for library patrons, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's Wired Campus blog. Richard Martell, a UCL student in his final year, started the website called FitFinder with a couple of his classmates. The site was an instant success and quickly spread to other British universities. Unfortunately, some students and other universities complained about the "offensive tone" of some messages posted on the site, and administrators at UCL fined Richard and asked him to take it down. The administration said that the site brought "the college into disrepute."
Now other students are signing an online petition at FitFinder to bring the site back.

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