Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Facebook is About You, Not Your Baby

I was just on Facebook -- to feed my Scrabulous addiction -- and decided to check out my high school alumni page. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment, but I am feeling wonderful today and ready to take on anything. Although, admittedly I was not strong enough to check out the page of a friend who is pregnant -- lucky for me she is thousands of miles away and I will never bump into her on the street.

While on the high school alumni page I noticed the latest phenomenon on Facebook, namely people posting a photo of their baby where the mother's face should be. I understand people posting a photo of their family with parents included, or even the mother/father holding the baby. But, why put your baby's face where your face should be? People go on Facebook to keep in touch with friends and reconnect with old friends -- even frenemies. No, I do not want to see a picture of your baby on your Facebook page. If you want to post photos of your baby then bury them in the photo album section where those who are really interested can actually see them. What is with all the Mommy stuff on Facebook? Is it not supposed to be about you?

1 comment:

loribeth said...

I'm not on Facebook... but I feel the same way about avatars on message boards & Christmas card photos. Yes, your kids are cute, but I'd like to see YOU once in awhile too!