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Would Charlotte have used Facebook? If so, how would she have organized her time?Karen SmithModerator
We don’t know if Charlotte Mason would have used Facebook or not. However, we do know how she scheduled her time. You can hear or read a bit about how she scheduled her time in one of our recent blog posts/podcasts, Following Charlotte Mason’s Personal Schedule for 30 Days.CrystalNParticipant
What a funny question to consider. Social media can have its usefulness, but I think most of it is twaddle. And we know how she felt about twaddle.momto3blessingsParticipant
What an interesting thought! I have never considered it, but it sure makes one think. Speaking from personal experience, Facebook is so addictive, full of useless ads, suggestive things through pages/posts, drama and it’s a huge drain on a person’s time and mental health. I can’t say for certain of course, but considering those things I would say that Miss Mason most likely wouldn’t have used it.Karen SmithModerator
I agree with the points that momto3blessings makes. However, I find value in Facebook too. I have family members who live in other parts of the world. Facebook is a way to keep connected, both through private messages and public postings. The same is true of friends I have who are scattered across the country. It is easier to connect with friends and family through Facebook than it is to keep up on their current email address or phone number. A church I attended created a private message group for the moms in the church. The group was used to share prayer requests, trade toys and other things, and generally as a way to be involved in each others’ lives beyond Sunday morning. My parents are old enough now that using a phone is difficult for them with their hearing aids. My siblings and I now call them through Facebook. It is a joy to be able to see my parents while we are talking with them and they are better able to hear us.
So, I think the answer to whether or not Charlotte Mason would use Facebook is it depends. It certainly can be a useful tool but it definitely can be a time-waster too.
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