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10/06/2011 03:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2011

Twitter's Rising Appeal Among Parents

I should have known I was in trouble. Before I arrived home for a regular family visit, my dad asked a special request of me: “Katherine, since you are such an expert on social media, I need to sit down with you for a tutorial when you're in town.”

“Sure,” I agreed. “I’ll be happy to show you some things.”

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