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Profs: Hot or Not?

Phil Harvey
11/1/2006

5:55 PM –- From The Philter's Hot for Teacher file, another social networking attempt is raising hackles at the dean's office:

BALTIMORE, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- RateMyProfessors.com, the Internet's largest listing of collegiate professor ratings, today announced a new Professor Photo feature created for the site's college community.

RateMyProfessors.com users can now upload pictures of their professors for the world to see. "Camera phones in the classroom have a new meaning," said Patrick Nagle, president, RateMyProfessors.com. "Every photo uploaded to RateMyProfessors.com is manually reviewed before it's posted by one of our 1500 administrators. In addition, we provide tools like RSS Feeds and Flagging, which give professors a degree of control over content that's posted."

The features are simple: Log on to RateMyProfessors.com, select a school, then a professor. After selecting a professor, upload pictures from a camera phone or digital camera.About RateMyProfessors.comRateMyProfessors.com, America's largest collection of college professor ratings (6,200,000), provides an automated system for quickly researching and rating over 800,000 professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

RateMyProfessors.com reaches approximately 8,000,000 college students annually. Over 150,000 students use RateMyProfessors.com daily.

— Phil Harvey, Education Editor, Light Reading

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