Last year, a friend posted this car commercial on my Facebook wall. I love the message: That for our kids, social networking is living. Apparently, we midlife stiffs, with our measly group of Facebook friends, don’t know the meaning of Life. We’re too busy riding our bikes with our Actual friends out in the sunlight.
It’s no secret that my kids can sit for hours behind a screen, literally clicking from one social site to another. It gets tough sometimes to distinguish between their virtual life and the real one outside their windows.
Number one favorite for the girl? Tumblr – by far (she’s apparently got 5,000 – yes, you read that right – followers on there). And she’s not alone. Turns out, when too many people (read teens, I’m thinking) log on, the site likes to crash now and again. And when it does, the kids react on Facebook as if the world has come to an abrupt end.
So I couldn’t help but LOL when the following thread appeared recently on my Facebook wall. Personally, I’m applauding the girl who piped up at the end. She speaks for parents of teens everywhere.
TEEN FACEBOOK REACTION TO A BRIEF TUMBLR FREEZE: