Jun 22, 2011

Re: Sylff Connect Version 2 Using Facebook

Today we announce the transformation of “Sylff Connect”--the social networking service for Sylff fellows--into a version that utilizes Facebook. We have been witnessing the increasing prevalence of Facebook, both in the private and public life of individuals. We believe that there is great potential in Facebook to facilitate communication and networking within the Sylff community. Based on this notion we created the Sylff Group page in Facebook.

The Sylff Group page is an exclusive membership site aiming to facilitate multiple interactions among all members of the Sylff community. In order to use the Group page, you are kindly requested to become a member by clicking “Ask to Join Group” button of this Group page; we will verify your status as a member of Sylff community (Sylff fellow or Sylff administrator) and register you as a member of the Group. Once you become a member you can view the Wall, and share and tag “like” on the Wall.

You will find the Group page at: Sylff Connect Version 2

(The above site is accessible through Facebook’s search; Enter “Sylff” to find the group page.)

Although Facebook is globally used, it is not accessible in some countries. We are now considering whether we can provide an alternative SNS for those who fall into this category.

In line with the transformation of Sylff Connect into this second version with Facebook, remote access service to JSTOR, which is part of the current Sylff Connect’s service, will no longer be available. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope that you will participate in the new version of Sylff Connect.

Please feel free to contact scholarship[a] ([a] must be replaced by @) if you have any questions.