The 21st Century Way We Call Kids to Dinner

The 21st Century Way We Call Kids to Dinner

Taryn Williford
Aug 3, 2009

Facebook, the online phenomenon of a social network, has consumed and consolidated the lives of my friends and I. Each morning starts with an Inbox thread of back-and-forth conversation. And now, a girlfriend and her parents that live nearby are finding more ways Facebook is invading their home life...

From the slapped-together night out pre-game to even the most formal fetes, Facebook is replacing the need for party hosts to send out ink-and-paper invites.

Now our girlfriend is seeing that her usually technologically-challenged parents are using her Facebook wall to tell her what time dinner should be hot and ready for their weekly family get-together!

Are you finding that Facebook—or some other social network—replaces other forms of communication between members of your household? Do your roommates tell each other it's time to take out the trash with a status update? Let us know in the comments!

It's a wonder we ever got along without it! (For a lighter look at Facebook, check out this funny video: 1950's Facebook: The Electric Friendship Generator)

Image from Jacob Botter at Flickr with a Creative Commons license.

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