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Social media from a parent’s point of view

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I came across this excellent article on Remarkable Parents written by a dad, Jeremy Biser, that has discovered the importance, and necessity, of embracing social media. It’s a reminder that social media is SO much more than a virtual playground for Millenials. It’s part of our lives and the lives of our children, our parents, our customers and our vendors.

"Looking back, I’m disappointed at my own ignorance. I wish I would have started a blog 4 or 5 years ago. I wish I would have discovered Digg or StumbleUpon or Technorati when they first launched. I wish I wouldn’t have grounded my teenage daughter for 2 weeks when I found out she created a My Space page and lied about her age on it."

I wonder how many of you had similar fears and experience when you first heard about Facebook. It’s still a little surprising to me to hear that some of our friends are only discovering Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter now.

Author Richard Banfield

As CEO, Richard leads Fresh Tilled Soil’s strategic vision. He’s a mentor at TechStars and BluePrintHealth, an advisor and lecturer at the Boston Startup School, and serves on the executive committees of TEDxBoston, the AdClub’s Edge Conference, and Boston Regional Entrepreneurship Week.

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