Culture

by Mike Masnick


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parents, social networks, uncool



Are Parents Making Facebook Uncool?

from the it's-always-something dept

My parents recently joined Facebook (a few months after joining Twitter), and I actually thought that was pretty cool -- but I'm no longer at the age where everything my parents do embarrasses me. For kids who are at that point in their lives, having parents join Facebook is quite a conundrum. The latest study out of the UK is suggesting that, with parents suddenly joining Facebook en masse, it's becoming uncool for kids to be there. I have no idea how accurate the study is, but if it's true, it raises an interesting question: is there a way to avoid such an "uncoolness" factor as a site like Facebook expands? I would think that you'd need to build in certain features to separate out groups easily, so that you could quickly dunk parents into a certain bucket, and friends into a different one, to make sure that lives are "kept separate."

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    The Rage, 7 Aug 2009 @ 8:22am

    Re: It was uncool before you parents joined

    You got it!. WHO really cares?. It's all lazy-minded "drivel" telling us "these people have TOO much time on their hands". WHICH reminds me, my 55 year old self needs to do an oil change on the Toyota right now.

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