Oh Crap! My Parents Joined Facebook

There's no buzzkill quite like getting a friend request on Facebook from Mommy and Daddy dearest

Illustration by Ryan Moore for TIME

There's no buzzkill quite like getting a friend request on Facebook from Mommy and Daddy dearest. Not to mention the philosophical quandaries that result: Do I accept? If I accept, do they go on limited profile? If they're on limited profile, what do they get to see? Will they bug me and my friends? For many, the easier solution is just to bail on Facebook entirely.

This phenomenon — a growing one, as Facebook's demographic rapidly grows gray — is the subject of the (aptly named) site MyParentsJoinedFacebook.com. The product of two Los Angeles 20-somethings, Erika...

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