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Will You be My Friend?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Relations on the social networking site Facebook have moved far beyond the college demographic it was created for. David Carr, columnist and reporter for the New York Times talks about the relations between adults on the site. Plus Danny Dumas, Associate Products Editor for Wired.com, gives us his take on the interactions between adults and their children on the site.

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David Carr and Danny Dumas
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Comments [3]

aulaire from valley cottage, NY

I disagree with the listener who opines that real conversation is always superior to Facebook contact. I've attended several family functions with my children in the past few days, and much of the conversation revolves around their computer and tech ethusiasms. I struggle nobly not to be the nodding old codger at the dinner table, and not to let my jaw hang slack. At least Facebooking with them allows me time to gather my wits!

Dec. 25 2008 11:21 AM
tom from nj

It is a privilege that my nieces nephews and students invite me to join their facebook and personal life.

Dec. 25 2008 10:34 AM
tom from nj

It is a privilege and honor that my nieces and nephews and former and current students invite me to be a friend on their face book and into their personal life.

Dec. 25 2008 10:32 AM

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