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Old Dec 2nd, 2010, 13:29 PM   31
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I think this is quite odd!



 
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Old Dec 2nd, 2010, 16:38 PM   32
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i do think it's a very good idea. He will make lots of friends until h's old enough to understand. Looking back his growth history.
Thanks for sharing this!
That's a positive way of looking at it

I guess I just find it a bit odd. Perhaps, it's the fact FB wasn't around when we were babies. It's a strange thought that our bubs will grow up with so much technology, that they'll probably take for granted. Times, they are a changing...

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I wouldn't make her a profile but I would consider a group as often my FB statuses are LO related and I post lots of photos. I could make a private group, invite only those who would be interested, and keep all LO updates in that little community.
Sounds like a great idea!



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Old Dec 2nd, 2010, 17:10 PM   34
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I wouldn't make her a profile but I would consider a group as often my FB statuses are LO related and I post lots of photos. I could make a private group, invite only those who would be interested, and keep all LO updates in that little community.
Sounds like a great idea!
Why is that a great idea and a profile is odd? you completely 100% control the privacy on both so how are they any different?



 
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Old Dec 2nd, 2010, 17:34 PM   35
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i dont need to make one for my kids my facebook profile is full to the brim of photos and status updates etc etc

i only have people i trust on FB too and my albums are private x



 
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Old Dec 2nd, 2010, 20:50 PM   36
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i dont need to make one for my kids my facebook profile is full to the brim of photos and status updates etc etc

i only have people i trust on FB too and my albums are private x
same here



 
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 10:16 AM   37
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Haha - I actually thought of doing this when I was pregnant - I thought it would be quite funny and quite nice to have a page for LO that my friends could post messages on for the baby, and I could keep it / print it out for his book / keepsake box. I thought that maybe when he's older it would be nice for him to look at and know how special he was before he was even born, how people were excited and impatient to meet him, etc.

My DH thought it was a daft idea, though, so in the end I didn't bother.

But tbh I don't see the harm in it, and part of me still thinks it's quite a nice idea. When I was pregnant, my mum and my MIL bought clothes, teddies etc for LO's arrival, and sometimes wrapped them up with a little note addressed to the baby (one example that comes to mind is when my MIL wrapped up my DH's manky old teddy that she found in her loft, and wrote a little card to the bump "Dearest darling baby bump, this was your daddy's bear when he was little and I thought you might like to give him a cuddle later on. We're so excited about meeting you". etc etc

I don't really see how an electronic message via FB would be so different. Yes there's the privacy issue, but you can set the privacy settings to maximum and only add close friends. You can even make the page non-findable in public searches, so essentially you'd have to request your friends - they wouldn't be able to find you by searching.

I would have loved all my close friends to send a little message to the baby, either before or after he was born, so I could keep them for him. Yes, me and DH received loads of cards, but personal messages to the baby are lovely, I think. And people don't tend to write a lot of letters these days. It's far more likely that people would put a message on FB.

A few people I know seem to be jumping on the "I hate FB" bandwagon, just to protest against something that has become so high-profile and causes controversy. But it's just new media, and it's fine if it's used carefully. Not so many years ago people were moaning about e-mails, how impersonal they are, whatever happened to the good old letter, or fax or phonecall? But that attitude is fading slowly as times move on.

Anyway, no I haven't done a FB page for my LO, and I don't think I'll bother, but I wouldn't say it was necessarily weird or odd or creepy. I think it just depends on how much you like to share details of your personal life, who with, and by what means.



 
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 14:23 PM   38
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Why is that a great idea and a profile is odd? you completely 100% control the privacy on both so how are they any different?
It's different, because one is pretending to be the child and one is sharing info about the child. I think the bit that I find odd, is the part where the parent is pretending to be the baby and saying what they think the baby is thinking in the update! But each to their own; people also do it with their pets too!! Just interested in people's opinions really. x x



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A few people I know seem to be jumping on the "I hate FB" bandwagon, just to protest against something that has become so high-profile and causes controversy. But it's just new media, and it's fine if it's used carefully. Not so many years ago people were moaning about e-mails, how impersonal they are, whatever happened to the good old letter, or fax or phonecall? But that attitude is fading slowly as times move on.
Agree with you there! I have to say, I love the internet and like FB too. x x



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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 15:39 PM   40
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Clearly I'm odd and creepy then as my son has one of his own It was actually created by his granddad and myself so we could both upload pictures for family and close friends. I admit I don't update it that regularly but I see it as no different than an online scrap book. I don't pretend to be him, it's just about him for family and close friends. Most of my family live a long way away (including my parents) and in many different countries so it's one way of easily sharing his growing up with people I love. No personal details are on there just silly status updates like "Sam got his first pair of shoes today", "Sam cut his first tooth". I know it's a godsend to my brother that lives in America who misses him terribly being his first nephew. Seeing and reading his latest updates make him feel part of his growing up. Privacy is an issue of course but then it's up to us to set the settings correctly and not post anything stupid.

So basically No I don't have a problem with it and I personally don't think it's creepy (why creepy anyway??) it depends on what you use it for and how sensible you are with it.



 
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