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http://mashable.com/2009/08/31/parents- ... -stalking/
HOW TO: Stalk Your Kids on Facebook and Twitter [VIDEO]
August 31st, 2009 | by Jennifer Van Grove
Social media, it’s great for narcissists, analysts, marketers, and brands. But did you know that it’s perfect for overprotective and nosy parents? In fact, according to Today Now, Facebook (Facebook) and Twitter (Twitter) are revolutionizing how parents stalk their kids in college.
Of course, Today Now is actually a mock-news show by The Onion that parodies shows like the Today Show, but their new video is a must-watch for any avid social media user. It’s hard not to appreciate the humor in the utter honesty and exuberance of guest expert, Gloria, or E-MOM, who talks about how to use the internet to monitor your child’s every move.
Albeit certainly exaggerated for comedic effect, Gloria’s words of wisdom are quite memorable, and pretty darn retweetable. We fancy her advice on Facebook and Twitter, and she uses her experience with her own son to show parents about the value of Facebook tagging and Twitter following.
The E-MOM tells us, “With the Facebook feature called tagging I can find out she is Jenny Longman just by scrolling over her…I can get a good enough idea of what she’s like just by looking at this trampy picture.” And regarding Twitter, she advises parents to pick a Twitter name with their kid’s college year and, “just make sure that you spell everything wrong and swear alot.”
Watch this clip and let us know what you think of E-MOM’s advice.