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How Grandparents Can Avoid Facebook Foul-Ups

By January 28, 2013

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When I first started using social media, my oldest granddaughter laid down the law. I was not to post on her page or comment on her posts. Her friends were asking her about the "old woman" posting on her page. If I needed to communicate with her, I could message her.

That must have been six or seven years ago, and the venue was MySpace. Neither my granddaughter nor I foresaw a future in which a different social platform would revolutionize online interactions.  As the old saying goes, however, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The social media platform most used today is Facebook, and my granddaughter no longer objects if her friends can see my comments. Still, grandparents are expected to adhere to certain standards of social media behavior. The tricky thing is that no one has written down the rules. Until now. Until me.

You don't have to thank me for pinning down 10 Facebook No-Nos for Grandparents. Just help me out if I've gotten anything wrong. This social network thing is still evolving, which means that grandparents have to stay on their toes, too.

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February 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm
(1) Joyce says:

The FB user tips are great! I am sure they are especially appreciated by teenagers when respected. I’m someone who is continually amazed at people who post photos of others without clearing it with them first. What the heck are they thinking?

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