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    Tech Tuesday: Shhh… please don’t tell Facebook, I’m a Grandmother

    Wonderful news – we have a new leaf on our family tree. It’s been a blizzard of activity since the little guy’s earlier-than-expected arrival, with hardly time to pack my suitcase for a visit. I had great plans for an official announcement here and in RL (Real Life) but I discovered today that I’ve been pre-empted by Facebook.

    The lesson seems to be that granny’s gotta get moving, or Facebook will leave us standing in the dust with our little brag books in our hands and nobody to share them with who hasn’t already heard the news.

    So much for paper, ink, and postage stamps. Might as well set aside the photo-lab color prints. Hardly need them now.

    It doesn’t seem to matter that I’d decided NOT to post photos or vital statistics myself in the interest of personal privacy, or that I thought I made a pretty good case for restraint with the alarming stories in last week’s Tech Tuesday article --

    • the mom whose picture ended up in a Craigslist adoption scam
    • the parents whose chiildren were being enjoyed by voyeurs (and worse) on Flickr
    • the children who are victimized by identify theft

    So, if you heard it on Facebook or Twitter or some other virtual space before I had a chance to tell you myself, I’m sorry. The Little Old Lady from Pasadena just isn’t moving fast enough.

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    Reader Comments (4)


    I hope I showed up after this announcement. If not my apologies.


    September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterfootnoteMaven

    Oh no, fM, dear, no need to apologize. Geneablogger are the BEST, and I am so happy to share the news with all my geneablogging friends. I wish ALL FB users were as thoughtful and considerate!

    September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Family Curator

    Congratulations! I'm sorry you got pre-empted on FB. Fill up that little brag book anyway - it's a grandmother's right of passage!

    September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApple

    Thank you, Apple and fM. My brag book is filling up with wonderful photos of Baby Boy, and I've started carrying a "grandma purse" big enough to hold it too. You are right, grandparenthood is an unbelievable experience.

    September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Family Curator

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