Michelle Slatalla Is A Super Creepy Adult

It's only the second installment of Michelle Slatalla's "Cyberfamilias" Times column, which is about how she tortures her family via the Internet, and already she has discovered social networking. No one is happy about this, least of all her teenage daughter: "'You won't get away with this,' she typed. 'everyone in the whole world thinks its super creepy when adults have facebooks.'" In search of refutation, Michelle consulted some of her experts: "Although he didn't go so far as to say he disapproved of my parenting skills, Professor Wesch reminded me that what Facebook's younger users really are doing is exploring their identities, which they may not want to parade in front of their parents. 'Can't I explore my identity, too?' I asked. 'Why does everything fun have to be for them?'" Um. Also: "'I can't really comment on your family dynamics,' said Brandee Barker, a Facebook spokeswoman." Michelle, you creep, get off the Internet before it tears your family apart!

'omg my mom joined facebook!!' [NYT]