Your cute and adorable baby is all over my Facebook!
Okay, we get it! Your baby is amazingly cute and awww… he/she looks just like you.
But, what is the deal with putting your children’s lives on Facebook before they can even say “mommy”?
Before social networks on the internet, what was the equivalent of parents posting their children’s pictures and videos to Facebook? It would have been like pinning a picture of your child on the community bulletin board that everyone in your neighborhood frequents and changing it a few times a week! There would have been no rationale for that because only close friends and family would typically see the pictures.
It used to be that taking a picture of your baby was a way of preserving that memory of when they were first born, taking that first step, eating for the first time, or saying their first word. Now its become a way of sharing every little precious and loveable moment that makes your heart melt and getting instant comments and “likes” from Facebook friends.
According to CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/social.media/10/07/baby.pictures/index.html): 82% of kids under 2 have an online presence and its 92% in the U.S. We’re going to have our first generation of kids who have their entire lives public before entering elementary school!
I say, if you’re going to put your child on your Facebook for the world to see, backup your actions! I want to see the pictures of when you were just a baby on Facebook too; its only fair right?