Dad on Facebook? There's a Support Group for That

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2009 3:55 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Facebook is graying, and the Web has already produced an outlet for youngsters fleeing the site to escape friend requests from—gasp!—their parents, Time reports. collects horror stories of parental incursion into the once uniformly young realm of social networking. “No matter how embarrassing your mom is,” one of the founders says, “there's someone who's a thousand times worse.”

The founders insist that the site is intended to instruct the older set in Facebook etiquette, not scare younger users away from sharing online with their progenitors. “We want people to know that when they get that friend request, it's OK to say yes,” said the other. Still, “when parents start joining, the party's over.” They hope to “be there to document wherever the migration goes,” and have already registered