You know how you can add family members to your profile on Facebook (“Sister: So-and-So”)? Now you can add your unborn child as well. Facebook has added an “Expecting” option to your profile settings, because expecting parents simply don’t have enough channels by which to announce the news of their imminent childbearing. You can add the baby’s name and due date, and when you update, the information will go to your friends’ news feed. It’s a good, easy way to begin the lifetime of social media oversharing that will accompany your parenthood, and also an exceptional prank to pull on one’s parents, specifically mine. BRB.
[Today via Jezebel]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 30, 2011