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Columbia Missourian

Facebook page facilitates anonymous compliments at MU

By Abby Eisenberg
December 3, 2012 | 1:52 p.m. CST
The new MU Compliments Facebook page invites people to send in anonymous compliments for MU students and employees.

How about some happy news on this beautiful Monday?

You'll be sure to find some on the new MU Compliments Facebook page. Designed to "spread the joy" at MU, the page provides a spot for students to positively recognize other students and MU employees.

It works like this: A person sends a message of appreciation to the MU Compliments Facebook inbox, and a page administrator then publishes the anonymous message to the wall for all of their friends to see.

Created Friday morning by an anonymous do-gooder, the page has sent the warm fuzzies around campus all weekend. By Monday morning, the page already had 1,165 friends and too many posts to easily count.

The project is modeled after a group started by students at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, according to the MU Compliments about page.

"Spread the Happiness!" it says on the page, "Because Nice shouldn't only be a city in France."

Here are some examples of compliments posted on the page. If you can't see the tweets embedded below, click here to view them on

We'd like to know why you think this has caught on so quickly. If you've posted, why did you decide to participate? What's special about this project? Let us know in the comments below.

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