This is because I expect by the time they're ready to use them that many of the brands will have changed, and because to have yet another login (or two) would be too tempting, and I'd find myself tweeting as an infant, and that would be completely silly. Also, who knows what kind of user names these kids will want once they've realized they have a choice? Surely not the fuddy-duddy version I'm bound to select.
In March, I said loudly, Our Unborn Kids Will Wear Your Web 2.0 Schwag. And while they're still small, and haven't grown into everything, they're doing their best. (Not that they wouldn't mind more logo clothes - e-mail me if you're interested.)
But, consider the following, all of which are true:
- FriendFeed co-founder Paul Buchheit and his wife knew we were pregnant before my family did.
- I posted the announcement that we were pregnant to the blog, before telling many family members.
- Travis Parsons of Browzmi was the first person I told that we were going into labor, and I told him via Facebook.
- The labor process was posted to both Twitter and FriendFeed overnight and into the day.
- When Matthew and Sarah were born, I was wearing a Disqus shirt.
- Matthew wore a newborn Google onesie when only two days old.
- Matthew was hired, and subsequently, fired, by Allen Stern at CenterNetworks.
- Matthew has been featured in his Strands onesie on the Strands blog.
- A YouTube video screenshot featuring Sarah was posted to CNET last Friday.
- Both kids have been over-exposed on FriendFeed, having their pictures posted frequently.
Matthew Goes LOLCat for Strands
Whether they realize it or not, as social media becomes more intertwined with every aspect of our lives, they too have become intertwined with social media.
Sarah Gets Chatty Last Thursday On YouTube
Today, Matthew and Sarah turn four months old, so they are effectively 1/3 years old. While I've gone light in terms of dousing the blog with their pictures, you can stay updated in a few places: