Monday, December 08, 2008

I don't think Dad should pry into my business here. (Personal Entry)

Recently, Natasha sent a friend suggestion to friend my Dad here. I thought of how that could open a can of worms in my face.

I think now that I'm over 18, he need not see my personal life 90 miles from home.

This is why you don't friend your parents on Facebook:

It hit the front page on The article is but clicking the link from there will cause you to look at something different. (Someone replaced the pic a while ago. The link above the Digg link is a mirror.)

I also joined when Facebook was only for college students. I feel kinda weirded out when my PARENTS are here. It just doesn't feel right to me. Isn't there a network exclusively for middle-aged parents like Dad?

Thus far, I've never rejected a single friend request, but when Natasha suggests Dad, this makes me real uncomfortable. I'm pondering whether to reject Natasha's friend suggestion of Dad. I don't know if it's just as intense as rejecting a regular friend request, but I think I'd rather ask Natasha to withdraw the suggestion, if she can.

If I want Dad to correspond, we can over the phone, face-to-face, or through an email.

I think too many of us wouldn't want to friend our parents for the above reasons, and many more. What reasons can you think of?

Here's a very relevant article: "When Mom or dad Asks To Be a Facebook Friend"

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