Four students at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., have built a Facebook page that posts anonymous compliments and words of encouragement to fellow students.
The Facebook profile Queens U Compliments
was created just last week and copycat pages inspired by the idea of students saying nice things about each other online have appeared at several U.S. colleges, such as Columbia, Brown and Stanford.
The Facebook account's about page explains how it works:
a compliment for a Queen's student and have it published anonymously.
So if there is something nice you have to say about someone but don't
feel comfortable saying it to their face, inbox away. Your name will be
Queens U Compliments posts the compliments as Facebook statuses, with tags to let people know that someone is saying something nice about them.