my digital thoughts
Dear Facebook, I'm not sure if expanding into Russian-speaking markets you meant to attract my 77-year-old ex-Soviet father. He only signed up as it's in Russian. He's avoided it for years, as he knew it existed, but felt it was too time-consuming. I encouraged that thinking as you have to understand, ex-Soviet Russian parents aren't like other parents. There's the normal, let your kid figure it out parent, there's the helicopter parent, who hovers until the kid is a teen, then there's the ex-Soviet Russian parent. These are like helicopter parents times 100.
As a grown ass woman he still tells me he doesn't accept my religion, Pagan, that there is only one G-d, he objects to being classified as Soviet and considers himself both Russian and Ukrainian, but Jewish above all. Nothing I say matters as it's wrong. He still asks 6 years after my divorce for me to go back to my ex, a man he doesn't particularly liked because he believes I can't survive on my own. This level of irrationality I can block on Facebook usually, but I can't block my dad.
There really needs to be a feature or a plugin for grown up children to be able to block family. Had I known he would ever join Facebook, I'd have created a fake account, but at last, it's 2 late as I got my invite from him in Russian :/
My career is anything but typical. I love technology and the digital world. After Silicon Alley imploded and sixdegrees.com, one of the first social media cos did so with it. I still wanted to stay in digital and explore how it could connect people and businesses to further communications. So I convinced some technology cos, they were the only ones listening, to continue and advertise online to brand themselves and sell their services and products.