My daughter starts college in a few short weeks. I’ve taught her social media over the past few years so she will be going off armed with Twitter and tools, Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare, Skype, her Tumblr page, a LinkedIn profile and an about.me page. She will be studying social media and information technology with the hope of using it as part of a broadcast journalism major.
I imagine I’ll be able to follow her thoughts and experiences all along the way on her Tumblr.
We’ll probably find a weekly time to Skype with each other.
I’m sure she’ll text me often in the beginning and less as she becomes more accustomed to life away from home.
And I’m positive she will continue to stalk my tweets to see what I’m up to and if I’m tweeting about her. The two of us have already had conversations with some of the professors at school on Twitter. I’ve even volunteered to guest teach a class which I’m sure will either make her proud or embarrass her to no end.
Her incoming freshman class has had a Facebook page up for months. I’ve talked to her roommate’s mom through texts and even an old-fashioned phone call.
My daughter keeps asking, “Will you miss me?” Armed with social media to leverage, I doubt she’ll give me a chance.
The only thing left to do is to get Grandma on Facebook so we can have three generations connected through social. Grandma has her iPad in hand and it’s only a matter of time.