University takes Facebook Places to next level with giant wooden sculptures on campus

placesIt’s fun to check in with Facebook Places, but sometimes you can forget.

Not at the University of Kentucky.

The social-media savvy post-secondary institution has complemented its campus-wide free WiFi with giant wooden sculptures that take after the Facebook Places teardrop map pointer. They’re as big as any person, and with several up already and more to come, it will be difficult for students to not check in to campus areas.

The university is no stranger to Facebook, having more than 100,000 fans on its social networking page. That’s nearly double the University of Oxford’s, though it still trails the University of Michigan.

The sculptures are painted, exact to form, and even include a painted mock-map for their base.

What will these people think up next?