I might be 25, out of college and on my own, but I don’t consider myself to be a “grown-up.” My parents are grown-ups, my teachers in school were grown-ups. How do I make the distinction? Well, one of the main criteria is that I’m an Internet native, and I learned how to use the Internet before they did… that makes them grown-ups. So what happens when these parents and their fellow friends in their golden years log onto the biggest social networking site in the world? Hilarity, that’s what.
Some grown-ups take Facebook really seriously. Others, like my mom when she first signed on a few years ago, thought all comment boxes were like an instant-message widget. I would have entire threads that said things like, “Hey !” and then “Hello ?” and then “Yoooo hooooooo ??” (She doesn’t like putting punctuation right up next to the text.) My notifications were swamping me, so I finally had to help her out. Check out more of these funny moments in the gallery.