I am collecting my favorite Facebook updates to share with you from time to time. Status updates are simply mini blog posts, but most users don't realize that.
Here is one that cracked me up because it perfectly portrays why kids don't want to converse on FB with their parents. The second example is my own.
From "A Mom":
Hi honey, it's Mom, am I writing on your wall or have I messed the facebook thing l You can't reach me on my phone because apparently since Michael's phone broke, Olivia needs mine until Friday and when I ask why I can't have mine and she do without, she replies that I am much too dependent on it! Does that seem right ?...
From College Daughter:
Oh my gosh. Exhibit A on why adults should not be allowed on facebook.
Me, on my son's FB page:
I love you and am proud of you! Is that too personal for FB?!
Only because we have other ways of communicating besides facebook!
Yes, but that's not broadcasting my feelings, which is the point!
So there you have the case against parents commenting to their kids on FB. Little does my son realize that I plan to wish him a BIG Facebook happy birthday on Monday, his 21st birthday. I'll shout my birthday love to the world!!! (Groan.)