Facebook Confirms That College Kids Don’t Want to Friend Their Parents.
Drunken photos, vulgar status updates, check-ins at places they’re not supposed to be – any and all of these things likely deter millions of college and post-college aged kids from choosing to friend their parents on Facebook. Sure, you could just modify your privacy settings and block them out but who wants to go through the hassle, right?
The Facebook Data Science team looked at anonymous posts and comments between parents and their children on the network and produced a pretty interesting report on how families interact on the site. Their first finding had to do with the age of the child as an indicator of how likely they were to be the one to initiate the friendship with their parents.
Spolier alert – kids in their early to mid twenties don’t really have the desire to be Facebook buddies with mom and dad.