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Mom on Facebook

My mom has been on fb for a few years now. No big deal, she was pretty laid back so I didn't have to take any of my college inappropriateness off of there because I didn't care if she saw. 

But she has taken fb in a completely different direction - she's obsessed with it.  Always making comments on anything new, reading every single update, telling me about what everyone else has done, gossiping about people on fb and posting all kinds of links about "beware: you are being mapped on facebook!" "This is how to block facebook from sharing your phone number!"  It's just all very annoying.

Has even told my sister and I multiple times that she doesn't like her phone because the fb app is better on her iTouch....      really?  really??

Start making friends outside of the realms of facebook and get something with some substance to talk about.

Sorry...just needed to vent. Geeked

Re: Mom on Facebook

  • I completely understand. My dad is the same way. After the wedding, he friended everyone in my wedding party (including in-laws) and is always commenting on their status! Not to mention that my dad?s statuses never make sense/are broken verses from a country song. Soooo annoying!
  • I feel your pain. My MIL is all up in my Facebook grill.

  • Watch this - it's hilarious and all about staying off Facebook.

     

  • you should change your privacy settings so she can't read everything you post
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  • I'm so glad my mom is comptuer-illiterate. LOL However her neighbor added me as a friend so she could see my wedding pictures, then when I grumbled about old-fashioned technology in my parents' house she read it and told my mom, making it into a big joke. I couldn't believe it; I felt like I was back in the 5th grade.  I've since learned to watch what I post - both for that reason and so my IL's don't pull the "M always has time for his in laws and friends but never for us" crap.
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  • I totally understand where you're coming from.  My mom is like that- although not to that extent.  But it is super annoying when she tells me something about MY friend.  "Hey did you know so and so is doing X this weekend??"  YES, mom.  She's MY friend and I'm on facebook too.
  • I don't have that particular problem, although my mother did de-friend my husband and I after she got angry with us over my husband daring to tell her she was incorrect about the $8,000 homebuyer's tax credit.

    Seriously I think Facebook is a lot of fun but it can cause a crap ton of problems. Change your privacy settings, hide your mother and check your account less often. Good luck!

  • I have the opposite problem.  My dad is sort of a local celebrity, very eccentric and refuses to get a FB page because he wants to stay 'off the grid'.  I get messages constantly asking if he has a FB account.  At this point, I wish he'd get one!

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    I totally understand where you're coming from.  My mom is like that- although not to that extent.  But it is super annoying when she tells me something about MY friend.  "Hey did you know so and so is doing X this weekend??"  YES, mom.  She's MY friend and I'm on facebook too.

    This is my mom exactly!

     ... she got mad the one time I actually said that to her too..

     

  • I feel you! My mom isn't the problem, but I mistakenly accepted a friend invite from one of MIL's friends. She comments on EVERYTHING. In addition, she shares TMI. Yesterday it was something about if she still had a uterus. A few weeks ago she was giving very specific details about her colonscopy. I'm not sharing what's going on inside my uterus today - I think NO ONE cares. I wish she would see it that way.
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  • My mother and SIL are currently fighting over something that was supposedly said or not said on FB.

    Friending family is dangerous! haha 


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