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How Do You Most Often Use Social Media to Connect With Your Family?

GMR 2012/04/24 18:21:53
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Mother's Day is almost here, and to celebrate we wanted to give mothers a chance to discuss familial Facebooking, and how social media plays into parenting. Should moms "friend" their kids on Facebook? Do their kids even want to be friended? What do people really think about parents who make Facebook pages for their babies? Do families hide things from each other online? And don't forget, we have demographic breakdowns to shed more light on the answers to those questions.

So whether you're a mom yourself, or simply have a mom, we want to know your thoughts on how social media relates to parenting. When you have a chance, be sure to take our 10-question Mothers and Social Media Quick Poll. And don't forget to send your mom a Mother's Day poke!
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  • SilveryRow 2012/04/27 17:35:44
    Private messaging
    SilveryRow
    Skype mostly. Kind of have to as we live in different countries.
  • GinaAndLiz 2012/04/27 14:59:13
    Public messaging (wall posts, Timeline, public tweets)
    GinaAndLiz
    I have my lil' sis on Facebook. I don't really "keep tabs on her", though. Other than that I really don't have any of my family members.
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/04/27 11:38:54 (edited)
  • Corsair 2012/04/27 11:18:39
    Public messaging (wall posts, Timeline, public tweets)
    Corsair
    If I'm saying hi, or if it's something quick, then I'll just post it on the wall. If it's something really important, and personal, I'll send a personal message.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/04/27 08:50:28
    Photo sharing
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    Everyone wants to see what their exotic world-traveling son who works abroad is doing.
  • Gregaj7 2012/04/27 06:54:24
    Private messaging
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Email only. No "social media".
  • runningintriangles 2012/04/27 05:40:14
    Snooping
    runningintriangles
    It's the only way to keep track of my teenaged brother. ;P
  • Jimbo 2012/04/27 05:16:30
    Public messaging (wall posts, Timeline, public tweets)
    Jimbo
    +1
    Only to my extended family that I would otherwise not have any communication with.
  • S* 2012/04/27 03:54:45
    Private messaging
    S*
    when my son was in Europe, Skype was the answer.
  • Pops 2012/04/27 01:00:47
    Photo sharing
    Pops
    lots
  • Willski 2012/04/26 22:41:40
    Public messaging (wall posts, Timeline, public tweets)
    Willski
    +1
    we never have anything interesting or private to say though.
  • rikuniaku97 2012/04/26 20:45:07
    Saying 'I love you'
    rikuniaku97
    Skype video with Europe & Asia...
  • Ian 2012/04/25 15:22:23
    Photo sharing
    Ian
    My parents love seeing my kids' photos. Ah, grandparenthood.
  • The Impossible Girl ✿ 2012/04/25 01:20:57
    Private messaging
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    +1
    I find it embarrassing when my parents post crap on my wall.
  • smitty The Imp... 2012/04/26 20:31:49
    smitty
    +3
    When I read my daughters I always find it strange when parents comment on their kids facebook.. Couldn't one walk upstairs and say happy birthday?
  • The Imp... smitty 2012/04/26 20:39:18
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    +1
    Exactly!
    What was sad one year, is that Facebook reminded my mom that it was my birthday.. and instead of saying it.. she posted it on my wall :(
  • smitty The Imp... 2012/04/26 20:41:34
    smitty
    +1
    Oh man... rough stuff there. I hope I never forget my kids birthdays. I do forget my wifes, but never the kids.

    Oh and I pay dearly when I forget my wifes.
  • The Imp... smitty 2012/04/26 20:53:28
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    +2
    I have never once forgotten my mother's birthday.. And if I had kids... I would never forget their birthdays.. :3

    Lol!
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/04/24 23:52:51
    Private messaging
    Sarah Alexander
    I'll say happy b day, maybe send a message, but typically I use actual e-mail for that.

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