A-freaking-men to that!
2010 I was in rehab with lots of Millennials so I was still up to date on what was cool (the word ‘cool' was definitely NOT on the list). Like, I could almost make out Cool’s side profile from where I stood, if I wore my bifocals.
I still fondly listen to music from that year. The playlist is titled “newer stuff", which pretty much applies to anything that came out after 1998.
The last thing my kids were into that I made an honest attempt to understand was Snapchat.
I was totally incapable of grasping the concept, and unable to stalk my daughter’s social media presence, which was the only reason I wanted to know in the first place.
Whatever came after Snapchat is obviously not for me. For all I know, it’s all running on some algorithm that only presents itself to anyone under 30. Not MY fault I’m out of the invisible fucking loop. 😁
I tried to have the talk with my daughter when she was 12. You know--
Internet safety! How not to end up as someone’s lampshade, or worse, their belt.
I think part of my speech referenced strangers in chat rooms. For reals.
When she rolled her eyes at that mental image, I finally got my grandma. She’d been dead for 12 years.
Meh. These things take time.
I gotta say, I feel a lot more prepared to navigate AARP than my kids' technological futures.