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11 Times Our Parents Failed At The 21st Century

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    Keeping up with the pace of modern technology is rough. Even those of us that are tuned in to the newest apps and hardware can find it overwhelming. (Peach? Come on, I just figured out Snapchat!)

    So it's no wonder that our parents and grandparents may stumble a bit as they navigate our increasingly connected world. Sometimes even the most well-meaning and tech savvy parentals can slip up. And when they do, it's often really, really funny — and maybe a little cringeworthy.

    From Instagram and Facebook etiquette, to phone shopping, we crowdsourced 11 stories from Refinery29 staffers about their parents' snafus with modern tech. You can read on for our tales, and feel free to share your own experiences in the comments.

    Just remember, mom and dad: We're laughing with you, not at you.

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