A few months back I had a friend request from my mother... I denied within seconds. After discussing it with her and telling her there was no way it would happen she said "I didn't even know I sent the request, it brought up people I might know from my email addresses and the next thing I know it says it's send a request to everyone." Fine. I understand the confusion of Facebook off the bat, hell I was completely clueless when I first signed up as I was an avid Myspacer. Now Facebook is all the rage and I much prefer it to Myspace, even though I still dislike 'the new Facebook'... I digress.
So she didn't mean to send the request knowing full well I wouldn't accept - wonderful, no harm, no foul. The next day I see a friend request from my aunt... Crap. I talk to my cousin and we panic together about our mom's being on Facebook and what the hell should we do?! I leave the request open for my aunt so I can ponder.
I spent quite some time on Facebook learning about Friend Lists and how I could make them work to my advantage in this situation. Turns out you can really get specific and make everything how you want it for specific people. Awesome! I make some changes (and block a bunch of my current 'friends' from seeing shit they have no business seeing) and then I accept my aunts request. Done.
Now... I'm seeing everyone's mothers on Facebook, and some dad's too! I guess the saying everyone and their mom is fitting for who is using Facebook these days. I know specifically my mom and aunt are not signing up to 'check up' on me, but it's still strange. I'm not one to post picture of myself doing something illegal or stupid, but it's still strange. My life is not super private, but it's still strange. As you may know from reading my blog or by knowing me personally... my mom is one person I do not like in my business.
Anyhow - my mom 'accidentally' sent me another friend request the other week... only this time I was prepared for it. I added her to a list and we're all good!
So...Thoughts For Thursday for today is: Have your parents joined; either one or both? Did you accept and if so, did you add them to a friend list and restrict what they can see? If you denied, why did you? Did you discuss it with them? I'd love to hear any stories you have and get your thoughts on it if you haven't run into the situation yet.
Now it's your turn... GO!