I always thought it was a little weird when parents had screen names or facebook accounts...don't they have better things to do, like bring home the bacon? - Amanda, 20Those are just the low-lights and there are some actual thoughtful comments I did not include. Still, It’s amazing how stupid these kids are in thinking parents are complete, uncool idiots. Too bad that in five to ten years they’ll be just a moronic in the eyes of the next generation of brats.
While I respect facebook's right as an emerging social -- and not just college student -- networking site, a parent is not a typical adult, and friending a child is almost an act of invasion…. Facebook, and the internet in general, is a new social atmosphere for our generation, and every generation deserves to have a social atmosphere with boundaries. - Kyle, 20
What's more, if parents join [Facebook] just to show how irreverent or playful they can be, that's even more sad. -Ian,
…if my father were to join Facebook, he would become a member of the "City of Seattle" work network, as well as the "Seattle, WA" network, but the redundancy would be lost on him after the five or six hours of grueling physical and emotional labor, such as flailing the mouse around, roaring at the computer, or giving it the silent treatment, that it took him to set the account up. -Chris, 19
i would be fine with my parents being on facebook if they would just learn to use text messaging.. - Tim, 21
Monday, June 11, 2007
The Arrogance of Youth
If you’re a parent, keep in mind that you should know that you're too old and stupid the ‘get’ Facebook. At least that’s what I got out of some of the kids quoted in this post from the HuffPo. Poster Fernanda Diaz, a college student, asked friends how they would feel if their parents joined Facebook and tried to ‘friend’ them. While I can appreciate the privacy concerns many of them expressed, they also took the opportunity to proclaim their technological and social superiority. Look at these portions of some of the responses: