Nearly Half of Parents on Facebook Are Friends With Their Kids

Are You Friends With Your Parents on Facebook?

We've heard our share of funny family tech stories, and most recently a majority of them have been focused on Facebook. Dads tagging without discretion, sappy messages from mom on our walls . . . you know how it goes. Facebook isn't just a place for friends anymore — it's a place for family too. So it didn't surprise me that a recent study by Retrevo says that half of all parents friend their teenage kids on Facebook.

Almost half of my immediate family has moved over to the social networking site from MySpace (don't even get me started on how that happened), so for me, Facebook is the virtual hub that keeps my family conversing. But if I were 16? Well, let's just say I don't think I would be so open to the idea. What about you — are you friends with your parents on Facebook or do you keep it strictly for friends?

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