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Status update: Have you gotten a friend request from your mom or dad?

About 48 percent of parents add their children as friends on Facebook, according to consumer electronics shopping website Retrevo. The site surveyed more than 1,000 adults for the survey.

From Retrivo:

Andrew Eisner, director of content at Retrevo adds, “It looks like more parents with teenage children are more likely to be friends with their kids, although many admit it can be awkward at times but they say they do learn a lot about their teenagers, which is probably why children are so hesitant to “friend” their parents to begin with.”

Other findings from the survey:

Whether you’re friends with your parents on Facebook or not, you may have noticed the big hoopla over its recent privacy setting changes. Recently, four senators have called for the Federal Trade Commission to do more to protect consumers using social-networking sites and to probe Facebook over privacy issues.

If you want to become Marketplace’s friend on Facebook, click here and let us know what you think about the site’s recent changes.

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