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News  Published 02/13/12 4:41pm

The Skinny On Greekdex

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We're hearing a lot of buzz about the new student-operated website "Greekdex," so we've made it our own personal mission to understand the exclusively Greek online hub. Penn Junior Anthony Diepenbrock IV and Cornellian Charles Moyes III developed the idea so that Greeks could have a new forum by which to communicate with one another, both inside and outside of their own affiliations. On the school-wide discussion panel, dialogue is conducted collectively, as if Greek houses themselves are talking to one another.

The craziest part is that the computer technology behind Greekdex enables the program to determine what fraternity or sorority its users are in with zero prior input. This is advanced, but also a bit invasive, no? Currently, there are approximately 2,000 out of Penn's 3,300 Greeks listed on the site. Though Diepenbrock won't disclose his own Greek affiliation, some ideaZ havE TricklEd our way. Readers, Greek and non, we want to hear your thoughts.

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