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I definitely use Twitter and Facebook to find out information related to parenting. I have a lot of parents in my networks, and we share among ourselves many different articles and tips to support the healthy development of our children.
Also (perhaps obviously), as an employee of Education.com, I often share articles from our website (particularly when I see highly-relevant status updates from friends). We (my "friends" on Facebook or "followers" on Twitter and I) also discuss recommended childrens' books, struggles we're having with our children (getting tips from friends on what to do), milestones our children meet, etc. Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook merely facilitate the natural conversations that we'd normally have in-person -- if we weren't leading such busy lives or weren't distanced by geography.
A lot of parents have friends on Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook where they share their daily experiences. Social networking sites are growing among people of all ages, simply to communicate with others who have shared interests.
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