Post # 1
A friend of mine just had their first child back in August, her husband made a facebook account for their child like a couple days after she was born. I think that’s a little ridiculous. I don’t know if their age has anything to do with it but their both only 24/25 years old. What do you think…is making a new born’s facebook a couple days after they’re born cool?
Post # 3
I think it’s weird. What’s going to happen when this kid becomes a teenager (assuming FB is still around)? Are they going to get the password and have a FB full of baby photos and statuses about their first poop?
Post # 4
Haha I think it’s downright strange. I have a friend who created an account for her kids who are like 2 and 5 years old. I also have friends who are friends with dogs. Facebook has just gotten out of hand.
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s bad as long as their not posting photos of the baby.
Post # 6
@sarahroby: Technically that is against FB TOS anyway. I think if remember right says you have to be 13 you could report their page.
Post # 7
Not only is it weird but it violates TOS.. There’s a reason you have to be 13 to be on FB!
If you absolutely must post all those pictures, isn’t that what your account is for?? Usually when they have a ‘baby page’ they tag themselves in all the photos and they’re on their page anyways.. It’s all very confusing to me.
Post # 8
@sarahroby: I know people who have done it as a way to share photos and milestones with only their nearest and dearest so their own statuses aren’t all about baby. I think there are probably better ways but to each their own. I probably won’t do it.
What I did think was cute was the dad who set up an email account for his daughter when she was born and he sent her emails every day with pictures, videos, thoughts and milestones and when she’s 18 he’ll hand over the password and she’ll have this amazing collection of stories from her father to her. Kind of like a diary or journal I guess.
Post # 10
@MsGinkgo: I hadn’t heard about that! I do think that story is cute!
Post # 11
My husband’s cousin did it as soon as she found out the gender. Put her name & everything & then friended our entire family. She would write personal notes to the baby until it was born.
I finally deleted her and the baby. Total. Nonsense.
Post # 12
@Gemstone: It’s called ‘Dear Sophie’ Google actually used it as part of an advertising campaign. It’s super cute.
Post # 13
Another thing I don’t get.
Post # 14
@sarahroby: So weird. I know someone who did this, too. They’re in that same age group. I think they use it as sort of a scrap book almost. I don’t get it though, it’s very odd to me but to each their own!
Post # 15
Psh. I know a cat with his own FB account. It’s all incredibly ridiculous & hilarious.
Post # 16
I have mixed feelings as I am an offender and am offended. Hear me out. 🙂
We have a page for the dog. She was raised for a service organization, through which we met a lot of people who are really good people, just not the kind of people we want to be besties forever with. She was “career changed” and we got to keep her. Our field trainer actually suggested making a page for the dog so everyone could be friends with her and not us. It works, for the most part.
Then my sister in law made a page for my niece a few weeks after she was born. She hasn’t yet posted anything other than pictures of the kid. She refused to be friends with some of our family (don’t blame her – super conservative aunts/grandpa can put a damper on FB), so they still get to see the baby pictures. I think it’s ok as long as she doesn’t start posting as the kid, but have some privacy concerns. I only post pictures of the dog, not us. 🙂