At one point in time (circa last spring) the Facebook "party" feature was used to advertise actual parties. People would post a time and place and, presumably, their room parties would be swamped by first years looking for free alcohol. Wise college students soon realized the true potential of the Facebook party - "parties" don't have to be parties. On the wings of this realization flew a slew of Facebook pseudoparties; student groups began to advertise their events on Facebook for free.
Anyway. This morning I received an email that made me giggle. A lot.
It turns out that Harvard's operating systems class is now a party. Rock on.