Friday, June 25, 2010

Thumbs up!


YOU AND 23 OTHERS LIKE THIS!

Child One  is now officially “in a relationship.”  How do I know this?  Facebook tells me so.  There is a little heart after the declaration, a bunch of comments and at least twenty-three thumbs up.  A Facebook relationship status update is sort of like the thrice-folded note passed from the back of class to the front – highschool secrets written in pencil and smudged from one hand to the next, from desk to desk under the not-so-careful eye of a too-tired teacher who probably knew but could care less about boyfriends and girlfriends and going steady.  The difference is that “in a relationship” is a public statement where others comment for all to see.  And the difference is that rather than the twenty-eight students passing a crumpled paper around class, this status statement is relayed instantaneously to the almost five hundred online “friends” of Child One.  Living Out Loud.  If this ain’t it, I’m not sure what is…

3 comments:

Liberty London Girl said...

We live in a very, very different world. It took me a long, long time to come to terms with living in a world where all information is free.
LLGxx

ps Wee blog award for you over at LLG.

Bisous

3limes said...

My eldest has recently done the very same thing. I think it is so interesting how we never had to undergo this type of public scrutiny. So was so excited about changing her status but decided to wait until he did it first. It is a complicated new world...

Wendy said...

I so relate to this. I get the news of whats happening via her facebook profile as well. I learn more from there than I do when we talk on the phone. Guess it's all part of them spreading their wings :-).