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Funny Family Tech Stories 2009-11-30 09:20:07

My Funny Family Tech Story: Mom Gets Facebook Savvy

Has anyone turned you onto the latest popular and hilarious Twitter account written by a 29-year-old who lives with his 73-year-old dad? It's a riot! Some of the things he says — especially related to tech — remind me of my own family. I've mentioned my less than tech-savvy mother before, but lately she's certainly making an effort to learn more and more about technology.

I wasn't too surprised when I got a Facebook friend request from her a few weeks ago; a lot of her friends use the site, and I'm already FB friends with my dad and my grandmother. I happily accepted and was impressed to see she was able to upload several profile photos and join her local network on her own. Way to go, mom! The surprise came a few weeks later, when I was visiting for a large family dinner.

Everyone at the table was talking about some adorable photos of my nieces that I hadn't seen. Literally, every single person at our gathering was talking about the pictures. "Hey, did anyone bother sending them to me?" I asked as the room grew silent. For my mom's reply,


"I posted them on Facebook," my mom answered. I must have looked especially stunned because everyone in the room nodded in agreement. "I figured that was the easiest way," she continued. "I mean, everyone is on Facebook."

I couldn't decide whether I should feel proud of her or be stunned that she hadn't bothered to tell me about the photos before. I suppose I should have checked her Facebook page first! Definitely not the first funny family tech story I've heard, but they never fail to make me laugh.

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KadBunny KadBunny 6 years
I'm so jealous! My mom is still clueless. :P As in, she'll mean to write on someone's wall and post it on her own!! I help her out all the time but I suspect she just tunes me out so I can keep helping her. le sigh. technologically lazy.
bethinabox bethinabox 6 years
Over Thanksgiving my mom and aunt were playing around on facebook. :) they both have profiles and I am friends with them. I really don't mind having them on there, and it's a nice way to keep in touch.
Akasha Akasha 6 years
My mom recently discovered facebook, and I felt terrible when she friend requested me and I denied her. I had to explain to her that she really didn't need to know my daily goings on. A few weeks later she called yelling at me about something I had posted and when I asked her how she had seen it, she informed me that while I was a bad kid and didn't want to be her facebook friend (yeah she's good with the guilt) my friends were not quite so secretive and had friend requested her when they found out she was on. She is now friends with half of my friends from high school and a bunch of my friends now. She was the cool mom. Not in the she dates younger men, or served us drugs and alcohol way. But more like I have problems and I'm afraid to talk to any adult but you way. I have ex-boyfriends that are facebook friends with my mom that aren't with me.
TidalWave TidalWave 6 years
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