Student Journalist Joe Fitzgerald Comments on Facebook Confessions

March 11, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- “They’re addicted,” said Joe Fitzgerald, a journalism student at San Francisco State who wrote about the confession site for the Golden Gate Xpress, the campus paper. “It’s on everyone’s lips on campus. It's like a peek into everyone else’s world.” And that may get at the real reason San Francisco State administrators don’t like SFSU Confessions. Its malevolent side effect is that students sometimes accuse classmates of being behind the anonymous confessions, tagging their name onto the Facebook post and even identifying their room number — whether they had anything to do with the confession or not.