Monday, August 15, 2005

Parents and Technology

For some time now I have been aware that my mom is a little confused when it comes to technology (not knowing how to turn off her new cell phone during a church service is just one example ...). This weekend I found out that she has some trouble with recognizing the difference between a blog and a flickr site, and also how to make an appropriate user name and password for all these sites.

What happened was this. She explained to me that she had wanted to post a comment on Nick's flickr page, but kept getting a user name of "Little Princess 3". Seriously. She couldn't understand how that happened. I don't know what Mom or Dad did to get that user name, but boy was it funny to see Little Princess 3 appear when she tried to post a comment. After a little explaining and a quick search we managed to change their user name on flickr to something a little more age appropriate. They are now Bill&Gigi.

Still it's worth a good giggle.

7 comments:

Why said...

Yeah, but does she know what an iPod is??? (Are you proud of me, I even wrote it right!)

Stef said...

Of course she does! Granted, we had to explain it ...

Why said...

So I'm not the only Cyber Retard out there...

Poop (Sarah) said...

Stef, at least Bill&Gigi are acceptable tags for your folks,. My mum chose the name "Slapsy Maxie" would you believe??? She sounds like a jelly wrestler.

Bill & Gigi said...

So now Stef makes fun of her own mother. Just you wait little "missie" I know a few things about you that could make a lot of people laugh. When do you want me to start???????? Shall we talk about evaporated milk?? or screens on cars, or......

Stef said...

WOAH!!! No need to play dirty here! Sheesh ... at this rate pretty soon all "Stef's Most Embarrassing Moments" will be out.

Why said...

Mrs. T! Yes, yes! DO tell about the evaporated milk! That's a classic!