Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Mary Wollstonecraft has a page on Fakebook, a site which "allows teachers and students to create imaginary profile pages for study purposes". (It comes with its own disclaimerThis tool is for educational purposes. It is NOT affiliated with Facebook or any other social networking site.)  It links her to most of the usual suspects, i.e. those she socialised, lived, and worked with: Joseph Johnson, Imlay and Godwin, Price (erroneously twice) and Godwin. Aside from that, it is curiously bare. It's a wiki: you can edit it, if you like.
Use "Fakebook" to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character, a series of historical events, the debates and relationships between people, and so on! Get started by entering a name at the top of the page. Then proceed to add friends, posts, comments and profile information. You can save your work and edit it again later.
P.S. Oh look -- she has another Fakebook page as well. I wonder which one is the real Mary Wollstonecraft? This one gives her more friends, including King George III, Joseph Johnson (image: a black man), and Lord Kingsborough (image: a document).

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