Post # 1
Hey Bees…. I just noticed a trend popping up on my facebook newsfeed. It seems as though more and more of my friends/family on facebook are creating facebook profiles for their babies. I’m not talking about letting your child create their own for personal use, I’m talking about parents making separate profiles for their babies and updating it themselves. One of my friends (who is also a family member) created a profile from “TBD lastname” when they found out they were pregnant and started sending friend requests out.
Has anyone else seen this/done this? Thoughts?
Post # 3
ive seen it done several times and i think it is totally weird and slightly inappropriate.
Post # 4
This trend is beyond bizarre
Post # 5
I deff would not do it…. Just kind of weird
Post # 6
No! And I think it is ridiculous.
Also, for anyone amused by these types of things, check out the STFU, Parents blog ;o)
Post # 7
UGH, sorry, I can’t jump on board. Too weird. It’s one thing to write an email letter out to family/friends from the perspective of the fetus, saying things like “this week i’m growing my eyes and mommy has been taking lots of folic acid!” just as a cute PERSONAL thing, but seriously, facebook for a fetus? no thanks. People do this with their pets, too =
Post # 8
This is so wrong and inappropriate. Not to mention dangerous!
Did anyone see the article on Yahoo! News about the 10 (or was it 7?) things not to do on Facebook? The one was to NOT post your childs name! This takes that to an entire new level.
Post # 9
I read an article that this is one of the most dangerous things you could do on facebook. Posting the babies name and picture
Post # 10
One of my friends made a profile for her infant daughter. It is very bizarre. Especially now that FB is more open than before – even with strict privacy settings. I think it’s weird that strangers can see the baby’s profile picture and know location, etc. I also think it’s weird to get updates in her POV such as “tried peas today and hated them.” It is really weird. And when her daughter is old enough to write and use a computer, are the parents going to turn her profile over to her? Or wait until she is 18? I will NOT be making a profile for my child.
Post # 11
I guess it’s not just a “noodlefish” facebook anomaly. I thought that maybe my friends just wanted to cheat at mafiawars/farmville/etc…
Post # 13
No way. I’m not even going to let my kids create social networking profiles until they are out of the house. It is unneccessary and can be dangerous letting kids do what they want unsupervised, even if it is just online. I mean you can try to monitor, but look at all the kids committing suicide from cyber bullying. It is just getting sad.
Post # 14
i think this new trend is nuts! i post pics of my son on my profile with a nick name for him, but i would never give him is own profile.
Post # 15
It is scary… especially with how open facebook is. My fiance and I are a few years away from TTC, but some of our friends are already there. It’s uncomfortable to have these pending friend requests in my inbox. I don’t want to offend my friends, but it weirds me out to have babies and three year olds as FB friends.
Post # 16
It is annoying and weird. I have a acquaintance who made one for her daughter who is 10 and her posts go like this
“HEY!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHA IM HAPPY 4 NO REASON HAHAHAHAHAHA NANCI MIGHT SLEEP OVER 😀 SOOOOOOO HAPPY HAHAHAHAHAA”
“heyyyy!!! watz up?? I ♥ you 🙂 😀 (=”
So annoying, and she is taking all these pictures on the webcam.
It’s just so inappropriate.