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Online Moms Find New, More Modern Ways to Nag

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Online Moms Find New, More Modern Ways to Nag

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Web savvy moms are logging onto Facebook and creating Instant Messenger accounts to keep in touch with — and keep tabs on — their kids.

Doree Shafrir and Jessica Grose have co-founded a Web site, "Postcards from Yo Momma", where youngsters can showcase the gems of e-correspondence they receive from their mothers.

Linda Lowen, a writer for About.com and the mother of two teens, talks about how moms are keeping up with their Internet savvy kids — from sending the occasional text message to browsing online dating sites and playing digital matchmaker.