Ouma's response to Facebook stalking
"I have been a Facebook stalker but only in the nicest possible way."
Read: My Ouma the Facebook stalker
Of course they probably all knew that I stalked them on Facebook, watched
romances develop and, yes, saw a couple of romances fade. With nine
grandchildren now all in their adult years, it has been wonderful tracking
their lives from childhood via Facebook. Besides the love interest, there
have been the overseas trips, the studies, the new jobs, the physical aches and
pains, together with all the hopes, dreams and ambitions.
they were still at school I don’t think they would ever have sent me printed
photos of their school dance clothes but there on Facebook I could see not only
their outfits but those of all their friends. And so it continued with the
graduation photos, engagement photos and even the photos from a wedding I was
not able to attend.
of my grandsons did something wonderful – he started a Family group and that
has proved fantastic for birthday greetings, sharing memories, photos from the
past and events of the future.
of the nicest aspects of Facebook is not just that I was able to share in my
grandchildren’s lives but I also got to know their friends. On a recent
trip to Cape Town I could meet a lot of their friends in the flesh for the
first time but I already knew lots of about them and could recognize them
straight away from their profile pictures.
right, Caira, I have been a Facebook stalker but only in the nicest possible