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“FML Moderator”

(source: paw.princeton.edu)

(source: paw.princeton.edu)

Think of this piece as an introduction to Princeton FML, your virtual window into the life of a Princeton undergraduate.

It might not be the most graceful — or eloquent — way to complain, but it’s probably the easiest. “FML.” The last two letters stand for “my life,” and it shouldn’t be too hard to guess what the “F” means. The phrase popped into existence in 2008 with the website Fmylife.com, where anonymous users post “FMLs” to be voted up or down. Soon after, a freshman at Harvard launched a network of college-specific sites.

But PrincetonFML, which has seen more than 80,000 unique visitors so far this year — and almost 2 million page views — may be the most popular.

Read on in the latest issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.