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Peer pressure 1, Mom 0

I've been telling my mom for a year or more that she should be on Facebook. Her friends are, her family is, and we all know what's going on in each other's lives when she doesn't. My aunt's been pressuring her ever since she started with it. My mom is very stubborn and doesn't like being told what to do.

There's been a round of discussion on the family Facebook group about an old picture and whether a certain relative was present. My mom has my grandmother's photo albums which are better annotated, so my aunt called her to find out what she knew and relayed it to the rest of us yesterday. This morning I got the following email:

I concede

At your convenience please set me up a very simple but as private as possible Facebook page/presence. And send me any tips you sent Aunt Vicki.

It is ludicrous to have to send comments by way of California. And have to find out what my kids are doing by going to choir! M

Patience, persistence, and peer pressure. *grin*


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Jul. 9th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
My mother has this complicated set of rules for who she will and won't friend. It boggles my mind.

1. She will only friend people she sees fewer than 5x per year.
2. She will only friend people with fewer than 75 friends.
3. She will accept friend requests (provided the other conditions are met) but not initiate them.
4. Upon receiving a friend request, but before accepting or ignoring, she will send a friendly note to the requester. If they do not reply with friendly news within 48 hours, she ignores the request.
5. She immediately unfriends anyone who posts a photo of her or tags her in a photo someone else has posted.
Jul. 9th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
I can see the logic of all of those things individually. And it certainly does sound like your mother.
Jul. 9th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
Nice ;)

Can I be your mom's friend?
Jul. 9th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
Send her a request once I get it set up. I'll let her decide.

(Family, I'm adding before she gets the password. She doesn't get to choose us. ;-) )
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