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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 @ 9:04am

    Re: Drew

    In other words, what you're saying is that Facebook was a "clique" eh?. In other words, you're describing not the right of association but the epitomy of snobbery.

    I feel repulsed as well as pity for those who "need clique's"

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