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How Parents can use Social Networking Sites to Stalk their kids

Social Networking Sites like Twitter and Facebook have been great for Networking and Marketing.

But did you know that Parents are now using these social sites to virtually “stalk” their kids ?

We reviewed a show by The Onion News Network, a mock news show online, that recently had a show on how networking sites like FaceBook and Twitter could be used by parents to keep tabs on them.

Have to admit Gloria, the E Mom on the show does go a little overboard with her stalking of her son. But one must realize that these actually could be used by real stalkers to keep tabs on you. So its important to laugh while you watch the video YET be smart and take measures that prevent yourself from being stalked.

Take a look at the video and let us know what you think of it.  Makes you wonder really who is that person following you on your profile.  Are you being stalked ?

Now if this video was not enough. There are ways someone could “follow you” on twitter without you actually seeing them as following you on twitter.  There is a site called tweetstalk which allows you to follow someone on twitter without them knowing you are following them. Its basically works with a firefox add on.

Now if you’re looking for a professional stalker then yahoo pipes can be used  quite effectively, but we’re not going to show you how.

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12 comments

  1. OMG ! This lady is crazy. She should let her son live his life.

  2. this was hillarious !

  3. Hmm, i gotta stop posting my pics on FB as you never know who’ s looking.

  4. Yikes, this is scary. My mom is on my friend list on FB. I gotta be careful. Never thought folks would do this .

  5. Now it makes sense, how my parents know that i lied about going to a sleepover

  6. Its funny, yet something that shoudl be taken seriously. Keep up the good work Ramit, gonna tweet your blog on my list.

  7. Sometimes americans get too noisy in what their kids are up to. Give them some space, let them breath

  8. Thanks Darren for the Tweet

  9. I found this video about How Parents can use Social Networking Sites to Stalk their kids. Quite different than ones that I found before. Do you have any more? Thanks

  10. Wow! Im so Glad my mom doesnt like thoose Sites lol.

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  12. This is a funny way of depicting how parents can do go overboard. I do like the remark by the male commentator – “… get a life of your own”. Parents are naturally protective but there are instances when they need to trust their kids and let them learn through their own error.

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