The Facebook Generation?

It is mid-summer, and my children are turning into vampires. I got up at 5:30 a.m. this morning to see my husband and our three biggest boys off on their annual Men’s Trip, and after kissing them goodbye and closing the door behind them, I noticed a tapping noise. I followed the noise into my office to see my 15-year-old daughter, giggling and chatting away with her pals on Facebook at the crack of dawn. “How long have you been on Facebook?” I asked her, knowing in advance the answer would be “all night.” Eight hours on Facebook. I couldn’t do it, myself, but I understand the appeal to a kid. And I understand the associated worry among employers: if a kid could spend hours on Facebook, what will happen when these youngsters are working in our companies?

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