What Facebook Means to Special Needs Families

I could not relate more to this than I already do. To be honest I have learned more about Mermaid’s disease through our support groups than her Dermatologist.  So Dido… Thank you Mark Zuckerburg for creating our space and Tales from the plastic crib for recognizing it!.

 

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Tales From the Plastic Crib

Facebook is ubiquitous these days; every website, article, operating system and mobile device has a way to share directly to it. It’s become so popular with the adult masses that today’s teenagers find it lame (which makes me feel ancient and lame, myself).

These days it’s mostly a telephone and email replacement for extended family updates. Aunt Judy up in Michigan can see how sweet Bobby and Sally are doing without leaving the comfort of her couch.

It’s a dumping ground for Instagrammed pictures of people’s kids, dinner, and anything else they happen to take a picture of that day. It’s confused itself into thinking it’s Twitter, and added the ability to use hashtags. It’s where people feel comfortable airing their political and religious beliefs and end up getting into comment arguments with that guy from high school they barely remember, but accepted his friend request anyway.

Yeah, Facebook is…

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