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“OMG, my mom just friended me.”

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Facebook has become the main outlet of communication for high school and college students all over the United States. It keeps people connected and able to be checked on whenever someone is interested in seeing how you’re doing. One of the newer advancements of the social networking site is the allowance of adults to join the site. They have now allowed for companies to create accounts in order to advertise their products. The biggest issue that arises from these advancements from a high school or college student’s standpoint: Their parents joining the site. I recently saw a new group formation that I couldn’t stop myself from laughing. It was titled “OMG, my mom just friended me.” Many times kids talk about how their parents don’t understand how college is, or don’t want to accept that their little munchkin is growing up. Luckily, Facebook has many accessibility options in which you can limit what specific friends can see. Therefore, there is no need to pull the good ole leave it in your friend requests box until they forget they friended you trick. No matter how annoyed you are that your mother is using facebook, it is a free country, and who knows, maybe she has friends too!
In conclusion, although I will say that I am a fan of the original facebook, made for students, it is natural for a company to expand its borders in order for continuous development. And even though it would be great if there could be a facebook for adults, facebook today does offer the options that allow you to appear like the good old angel your parents always thought you’ve been.

Written by jackkensil1

May 22, 2010 at 11:09 pm

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