Back in February, I posed this question: "Are grandparents taking over Facebook?" Now we have an answer, based on Facebook's own stats: Yes. There are now more grandparents on Facebook than there are high school students.
If you figure, as most people do, that one reason grandparents join Facebook is to keep up with their grandchildren, this is not great news. I anticipate that teenagers will move to some other social network or networking strategy, hoping to keep oldsters behind the curve. That social network hasn't become apparent yet, although teenagers definitely use their cell phones as major networking tools. On their phones, if they don't send a message or a photo to Grandma and Grandpa, their grandparents won't see it.
Even though I anticipate that Facebook will soon be shunned by my grandchildren, I still love Facebook. I can get my daily fix of Scramble. I keep up with ex-students all over the globe, and I'm always hoping to find my all-time best friend from sixth grade. Shirley, if you're out there, friend me!