“For many teenagers, Facebook = life”: on a column by Sabena Suri

If you’re my age, you already know that you have no business inviting 17-year-olds to be your friends on Facebook. (You may make exceptions for family members such as young cousins, assuming that they’ll deign to accept your invitation.) Sabena Suri, an intern at CNET News.com, makes this point in a rather humorous way (I think) in this column: Ick, old married guys on Facebook. Yet, commenters seem to disagree – she’s been called imbecile, prejudiced, snotty, silly, narcissistic and a variety of other epithets. (You need a thick skin to write a column for that audience, I assume).

What’s the biggest age difference you’ve got with your online friends? With any of your friends in real life, for that matter?

2 thoughts on ““For many teenagers, Facebook = life”: on a column by Sabena Suri

  1. One of my dearest friends is 25 years older than me. But, although we’ve been knowing each other for a lot of time, it grew into a proper friendship when I was already way older than 17…

  2. One of my best friends has 25 years on me — so what? If the relationship is clean/clear then it becomes quickly self-evident. So feast your brain. Ta!

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