Friday, February 13, 2009

Recommended Reading

Why the Matron will not be friending her students on Facebook AND why she visits the pages of 13 year old boys (Stryker and his friends) with some trepidation. Speaking of all things online, she wants to take a moment to thank her readers! She hit the 200 mark this week and wishes she had more time to spend reading and writing like this, which she has come to prefer over actual human contact. Just ask her family.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My college-age sons friends have friended me. Talk about trepidation!

It is actually wonderful for keeping an eye on things--but I would never say anything unless things were really looking out of control.

kmkat said...

I created a MySpace account specifically to monitor #2 son when he was in high school. He didn't seem to mind; in fact, he would periodically order me, "Go look at my MySpace page, Mom! I redesigned it! It's awesome!" Now that he is on Facebook he friended me there on his own.

The other side of the coin: #1 son refused to friend me on Facebook, saying that he didn't want to have to censor himself there. Which I totally understand, although why he thought I would suddenly start to censure his behavior now that he is 24 baffled me.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I am having a good ol' time with Facebook this week, as ambivalent as I am about it generally.

katydidnot and I were fooling around and changed our statuses to "in an open relationship" with each other. And then? One of my "friends" dropped me because of it. Heh.

Trudie said...

All of this is really new territory for anyone older than 15, I'd say.
I have former students on MSN Messenger, but we only connect every now and then - and mostly when they want to.
I've been friended by casual acquaintances on facebook and I'm sort of leary...ARE we really friends, or am I just another one to boost your numbers...
Today I wanted to forward an appeal AGAINST prop 8 in California - but I really had to think before I added the e-mail adresses of some of the people I've gotten to know through blogging.
Because I don't know them all well enough to simply assume they hold the same values as I do.
All these new ways of communicating aren't exactly easy to keep track of!

Lynda said...

I haven't traveled down the Facebook path yet... God knows I have enough going on as it is.