If you know me very well you might know I hold steadfast to my "No parents on Facebook" rule. It's nothing personal. They're all okay in their own regard. They're also all crazy in their own regard. But facebook is for me (kinda like this blog which is why they don't have access to this) and I just don't want to censor myself or worry about what I might say that could potentially offend someone. I also don't want stupid silly comments on misinterpreted facebook status updates. It's not like I have lots of wild pictures of drunken escapades on there -- for sure there haven't been any of those in about 3 or 4 years (and after that one 3 or 4 years ago on my birthday I remembered why I quit partying & drinking before I was 21). I'm about down for the count after one or two beers now. I don't swear a lot (and even if I did, hello I'm 30 -- I can swear if I want to). It's just that it's my personal online bubble and I prefer to keep it that way.
Well, the last holdout to pop up on my suggested friends list was my dad. This morning a friend request popped up. I sent him a nice message explaining my "rule." Like I said, nothing personal just the way it is!
Well, later this morning my sister texts me to let me know Dad has pictures all over his wall and his profile isn't private. See, I'm sort of anal about not having pictures of Beanie all over the internet. Everything on my facebook profile is private, set to "friends only," or etc. You've likely noticed I don't post many pictures of us on this blog. I keep a separate private blog for the family & friends who want to follow along with what is going on with Beanie (which...if you know me & want access just let me know). I just don't post pics of her anywhere & everywhere online for people to see.
So, if you're going to set up a facebook page and have it set to public then you should probably ask if you can post a boatload of pictures of my daughter on there.
But, in all likelihood, Dad doesn't even know that anyone and everyone can see his pictures. Although he does have some stuff set to private on there, so who knows? But, seriously, parents -- figure out how facebook works before you jump in headfirst.
So, just curious, what's your stance on parental units and facebook? Are you friends? Do you have a separate account for family? Do you explain anything or just "Ignore" their request? Just curious. I know lots of friends have their parents and etc on their facebook accounts -- it's just not my cup of tea.