My aunt and my mom recently joined Twitter, but they don't quite understand it yet. My mom only tweets to @JeffProbst (Survivor host) and my aunt always uses my name in tweets but not my @username so I never see that she tweeted to me until days later.
Jess Jones from Ohio University
My mom sent me an email saying she was planning on visiting me at college next weekend and asked if there was anything I wanted her to bring. Trader Joe's makes a kind of chicken I really like so I responded, "Yeah, could you bring me a bag of that Trader Joe's frozen chicken I really like?" But I accidentally sent the email twice so my mom responds, "Stephen- you sent that email twice, does that mean you want two bags of chicken?" Since when do people ask for two of something by sending the exact same email twice?
My mom asked me if she needs to include "www" when entering her email to log into Facebook.
Ian Tao from University of Waterloo
I was with my mum as she was watching some french film and I noticed that it had frozen. Then I watched as she watched the screen with great interest for over five minutes before I said, "Do you know that its frozen?" and she replied, "No i think its just a long scene."
wanjo de leeuw
My dad and I recently went out for a beer when he was visiting me at school. The bar we were at (a very small place) had one of those juke boxes that has over 1,000,000 songs, my dad was amazed that the bar had a large enough basement to house restaurant supplies and that many 45's. So not only does my dad not know any music technology invented after the 1950's but he also must be spatially challenged too.
My aunt had an iPhone for 2 years before I told her about syncing it with her computer. Everytime she wanted to listen to a song she had just looked it up on the YouTube app.
My mom is a brilliant woman she's CEO of a major corporation but the other day she was bidding on something on eBay and had her secretary refresh the page over and over and over as the auction time dwindled down "so that no one else would be able to access the page to bid."
My mum thinks that if she saves something to my external hard drive, I will automatically be able to see it on my laptop.
During a recent skype call with my Dad, I found out that when I send him links, he retypes them letter-for-letter in the URL bar. When I explained copy and paste to him, he refused to try it because "I don't want any of those damn computer viruses."
Some Jerk on the Internet
My parents lament that they can't sign up for facebook because they don't have a .edu email address. I won't tell them otherwise.
Andy Lancos from Salisbury University
My dad thinks the Old Navy "Modelkins" are real people and he can't understand how they do their makeup like that.
Megan L from Virginia Tech
My mom just called my dad to tell him that I texted him.
Kenny C from Marist College