Social-media platforms serve as a medium for friends and loved ones to connect, but what about family members who don’t use social media? While research suggests that the baby boomer generation makes up a large portion of Facebook’s audience, there are still people who haven’t caught onto the social-media craze and prefer traditional forms of communication. If this sounds a lot like your parents or grandparents, then these people are missing out on content that reflects important moments in your life.
Another issue arises when loved ones are too concerned with social media, as they are using it to keep tabs on you, your friends and your love life. For family members who are either anti-social media or a little too involved for your liking, there needs to be a happy medium. One suggestion is to use technology such as Famatic, which presents itself as a way to bridge the gap between older and younger generations without being overly transparent.
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