"OMG, My Mom Joined Facebook"

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/07/fa...0Michelle&_r=2

    omg my mom joined facebook!!'







    By MICHELLE SLATALLA
    Published: June 7, 2007
    "I HAVE reached a curious point in life. Although I feel like the same precocious know-it-all cynic I always was, I suddenly am surrounded by younger precocious know-it-all cynics whose main purpose appears to be to remind me that I've lost my edge . . . . .. "
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   babynurselsa
    I just found out the other day that Facebook was the new "in" thing.
    I guess I better hurry up and sign up. So far I have chased my own dd off of about 3 other "networking" sites.......
  4. by   leslie :-D
    it seems like some mums need to get their own life rather than invade the lives of their adult children.

    leslie
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I have to agree with Leslie!
  6. by   babynurselsa
    Well Mine is not an adult (though she keeps telling me she is)
    It is a little interesting to see how bad I am treating her and keep tabs on her teen angst though.
    I believe the authors daughter was 16.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Wow . . not what I expected. I thought the article was hilarious . . . especially about the news feed . . . .

    I joined Facebook to keep in touch with all the college kids I went to Vietnam with. My daughter doesn't even belong.

    She sticks with MySpace . .. . I actually do think joining MySpace is a good way to keep an eye out for trouble . .. .

    My oldest son does belong to Facebook and so do many of his friends, who I communicate with. He doesn't have a problem with it.

    steph
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Oct 4, '07
  8. by   zooz


    Personally, I can think of far worse things than having your mom on the same networking site.

    Funny read, steph!
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from zooz


    Personally, I can think of far worse things than having your mom on the same networking site.

    Funny read, steph!
    I think what resonated with me is that the daughter sounds exactly like my daughter . . . . .

    steph
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Oct 4, '07
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I guess I have a lot more to do. These sites just don't fit me at all. And there IS a difference in minor and adult children, to be sure. When mine are adults, I won't say a lot about what they do online. I Hope they will use good sense. In the meantime, I am watching and yes, logging onto myspace and msn messenger and whatever else my son uses to keep him safe.

    But I can't stand myspace or any of their ilk. Just not my thing.I like networking RIGHT HERE (smile)
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Facebook isn't Myspace . . .can't believe I'm even coming to the rescue of an online bb . . . .(which is weird since I'm here all the time).

    Facebook may become Myspace . . . I hope not . . .

    I like it because I can keep in touch with all Good Samaritan Medical Mission folks . . . so far I haven't seen any 12 year old Paris Hilton wannabees . . .

    steph
  12. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I guess I have a lot more to do. These sites just don't fit me at all. And there IS a difference in minor and adult children, to be sure. When mine are adults, I won't say a lot about what they do online. I Hope they will use good sense. In the meantime, I am watching and yes, logging onto myspace and msn messenger and whatever else my son uses to keep him safe.

    But I can't stand myspace or any of their ilk. Just not my thing.I like networking RIGHT HERE (smile)
    i agree w/you 100%, deb...
    about giving my adult children their space;
    and about not relating to myspace, facespace et al...

    can i add myspace to the overrated thread???

    leslie
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    I think I already saw MySpace on the list Les . . . .


    steph
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Please be my guest, Leslie. Myspace.com is SO way overrated it's not funny. Blech.

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