(sort of) on facebook
i'm not really on facebook, but i set up an account weeks ago so that i could see a friend's picture. i still couldn't see the picture, of course, because i was only an unofficial friend. at that point, i wasn't so interested anymore and i didn't pursue an officially sanctioned friendship with picture-viewing privileges.
stumbling upon my lonesome shell of a page, sarah shannon was characteristically supportive: "dude, you need some friends." so, now i've got ten friends -- i'm sure that must be some sort of facebook record, right? no? oh well, here's the cool news:
Chris and Tor Uggen are now friends.12:55pm
yes, my seventeen-year-old actually invited me to see his page. i don't want to abuse the privilege by blogging about its contents* or even discussing them with him, but i'm glad he let me in. this called to mind a few research ideas about secrecy and parent-kid relationships (is sharing such info a good thing for families or does it create too-much-information problems? do some maintain shadow pages where they put the real stuff?). i'd best shut up about them, however, before he changes his mind and puts some sort of block on me.
* ok, one exception: in the About Me section of his personal info, he writes "i'm a leggy blonde." that's pretty accurate, i guess.
update: check out jay's post on how worlds collide when parents view kids' facebook entries.