Preserving Your Baby's Cyber "Space"Emily Malone
Last week I went on a technology registering spree. I had written a post asking other moms and pregnant women about the most creative baby gifts they have received. Someone replied back that they had been given their baby’s domain name and email address as a gift and I immediately thought it was so clever and creative.
Now being the nerd that I am, I was already all over the domain. We purchased that long ago when we first decided on name. When he is grown and famous, he will thank me for preserving his spot in cyberspace. (I am kidding.)
I’m not sure what I’ll actually do with the domain name yet. Most likely start a photo and update site just for friends and family, to keep people posted from far away. But beyond the URL, I took it a step further…
I registered his Gmail address… And his Twitter handle… And yes, you can believe that my husband laughed at me and told me that email and Twitter will not exist by the time Baby C is old enough to use any of it. But I’m a nerd, and I thought it was fun, and I don’t care.
I mentioned it on Twitter, and was then sent about 10 links to the following adorable Google video…
Which I watched while sobbing hysterically and blubbering on and on to my husband about how “we are really going to have a baaaaaaaaaaaaaby.”
My favorite part is, “You wanted to name him Salt.”
Pregnancy has made me a total whacko.
What do you think? Should babies have websites and email addresses? As a tech nerd myself, I think it’s fun as long as it doesn’t go too far. I won’t be tweeting for him or making him a Facebook profile any time soon, but I think it’s nice to have a few things reserved for him in case he needs or wants them down the road.