The fledgling social network was becoming the hot new thing on
college campuses around the country. It presented itself as a site where
you could gossip and plan parties and find out what you missed in
class, all while updating everyone on the details of your daily life,
compelling and shallow alike.
And it was closed to everyone except college students with a ".edu"
email address — no embarrassing teachers or parents to hassle you
At that time, I was a
newly accepted college entrant and had contemplated joining Facebook so
that I might keep on top of my uproarious social life, but
my technophile dad beat me to the punch, registering an account using
my new college email address so he, the curious and unhip adult, could
check out "what kids are doing online these days." After an uneventful
30 minutes of exploring, he came clean, reset the password, and gave me
control of my Facebook account.
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