When Dad wants to be your Facebook friend

By Mark O’Neill

It seems that American teenagers these days are terrified of logging onto Facebook and finding one thing.

Nope, it’s not finding out that they’ve been slaughtered by a ten year old at Scrabulous but instead finding out that that Dad has sent them a friend request! Oh shock! Horror! How will you be able to show yourself in polite society ever again?

What about you? Would you be mortified if your parents tried to befriend you on your favourite social network? Or would they be going one step too far poking you on Facebook?