More and more students are on Facebook. The school has Facebook page, the alumni has an FB group. The challenge is not having a lot Facebook friends but how to use this social media tool for teaching and learning.
Ronnie Burt wrote on May 11, 2011 an interesting article on "The Why and How of Using Facebook for Educators". I personally would recommend to teacher to read it at www.theedublogger.com ( URL for the article is http://theedublogger.com/2011/05/11/the-why-and-how-of-using-facebook-for-educators-no-need-to-be-friends-at-all/)