Online social media has removed our privacy on so many levels, but this is the one that disturbs me the most.
NO SOLITUDE IN THE ETHER, EITHER
She found her way to Facebook,
All confused innocence and cautious half-smiles.
Her friends suggested it, recommended it, put forth the idea.
Without a clue, she bit. “I can do that. What do I do?”
It was just two years ago when she had dial-up, an answering machine and saved margarine tubs for reuse — ten years down the road.
Now she’s got high-speed WiFi, enhanced voicemail…
…and a cupboard full of margarine tubs.
She has established herself in the ether and found her way to Facebook.
My seventy-two-year-old mother is on Facebook.
Am I wrong to want a place in the ether without maternal mischief?
My mother is on Facebook.
Am I a bad son for ignoring her request to be her Facebook ‘friend’?
Is there a special place in hell for me?
Will she be able to find me there, too?
Ciao for now,
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