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Oh hai my dad just friended me on Facebook. Um. *headdesk* Well,… 
6th-Aug-2009 08:46 pm
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Oh hai my dad just friended me on Facebook.



Well, at least I use it as a professional space.
7th-Aug-2009 02:04 am (UTC)
Which is why I am glad my mom is not 'Net-savvy, and my dad does not mess with it much beyond e-mail and the occasional e-bay purchase.
7th-Aug-2009 02:46 am (UTC)
filters are your friends
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7th-Aug-2009 03:30 am (UTC)
Oh, I can hardly wait to submit stuff there.

My birthmom and birthaunt-in-law are on already. They're more tech-savvy, though.
12th-Aug-2009 03:00 am (UTC)
I thought you might appreciate the site. :) Have fun with it!
7th-Aug-2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Can I tell him about this place?
7th-Aug-2009 09:51 am (UTC)
Dude, I would end you.
7th-Aug-2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
*bursting out laughing*


For me, FB is the parent-and-family zone. Here -- with every post f-locked!!! -- is where I live.
7th-Aug-2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Why I keep multiple FBs...one for family and mundanes and the one for the con/adult/freak stuff...

My dad's getting more and more net savvy thanks to his new wife so I'll prob see him on Facebook sooner or later...
7th-Aug-2009 04:31 am (UTC)
I've been toying with that solution.
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7th-Aug-2009 07:28 am (UTC)
I started a facebook account because my daughter sent a "poke" to everyone on her e-mail account. She then was appalled that I accepted her friend request. Now the only presence she has on my facebook (she immediately un-friended me) is that I never erased the initial poke. It still makes me smile.
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7th-Aug-2009 11:41 am (UTC)
My mother does not -- yet -- have a FB account. But my sister and two of my cousins do. My sister is pretty good about things, and my cousins rarely say much. Turns out my brother also has an account, but I'm not all that fond of him -- and I loathe his wife -- so I haven't friended him.

I was VERY MUCH weirded out, however, when his first wife, who caused SO many problems in the family, had the audacity to want to be my friend... I haven't banned her, but I did ignore the heck right out of her.

It's kind of weird because I don't want my family to know about my LJ and with most of my FB friends being either from LJ or TH, sooner or later, they'll probably be led right here....
7th-Aug-2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
Oddly, Facebook is my main contact with extended family members, and LJ is for friends. I don't remember why I went on Myspace, because I seldom use it.
7th-Aug-2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
My parents are tech savvy, they always have been and they are why I am. So, it was not a surprise when I received friend requests from them on Facebook.

I then proceeded to ignore those requests until I saw them in person the next week and politely told them I would not be accepting their friend requests because of boundaries.

I figured they would be, but was very glad when they confirmed, that they were cool about this.
7th-Aug-2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Because I have friended people I work with, my Facebook is already a reasonably decorous place. Relatively few revelations of a deeply personal nature. So I'd actually *like* my mom to join Facebook, to share photos & life updates.

My own daughter has friended me on Facebook, not at my urging. I was not going to request it. When I thanked her, she said, "There are two kinds of moms on Facebook: the cool ones and the lame ones. Kids only friend the cool ones."

Of course, she's been on Facebook much longer than me, and therefore probably has filtering down to a science. ;)
7th-Aug-2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
There is a reason why my family does not know my Livejournal name- THIS is my personal space. And if they read something on Facebook that they don't like- that's their problem (although I think I confuse them more than anything else because I sometimes update my status with song quotes that are appropriate for my mood). But I did have to fight the urge to NOT accept my Mom's friend request just on principle because she would try to pretend we were closer than we are (and she does do that).
8th-Aug-2009 02:40 am (UTC)
**nod** I'm hoping they don't track me down here. Facebook's much less personal for me...
8th-Aug-2009 02:08 am (UTC)
My mother friended me a few weeks ago, and one sister, one brother, and my niece have been friended there for months.

It was still a bit whoa when she friended me though.
9th-Aug-2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
My boyfriend's dad and step-mom both have friended me on Facebook. I thought it strange at first, but now we use it as a fun way to asked each other over for dinner. Thankfully we all get along well and have a great time just chilling out, especially when we get to go to their lake house! :-)
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