The Growing Pains of Social Networks

The New York Times has an interesting article that looks at the barriers of social networks. The writer (an adult) joins Facebook, and tries to become friends with her teenager daughter, and her daughter’s friends. Besides it being a funny story, it is interesting to see the limits we place on our communities and our identities, and how they are playing out, expanding and retracting in these online environments.

As online communities become more prevalent in professional environments, these same growing pains will be felt.