I just put one of my kids to bed via Facebook. He had already been sent up to his room but I could see that he was still online – almost certainly using the wifi connection on his iPod touch.
The IM conversation went like this:
Joe is offline
I know that the cynical amongst you will decry this as poor parenting but pshaw I say. It is modern life – location independent fatherhood. There is still, however, no replacement for a real cuddle which is dispensed regardless of the age and sensitivities of the offspring.