What Those Baby Photos On Social Media Can Teach Us About Moms
This is great article about social media, moms, and babies. Moms are able to have their children connect with friends and family on a regular basis, no matter where they live. It's a wonderful tool but it also a big responsibility for us as parents. They did a study that showed mom's consider 4 main things when deciding weather or not to post a photo:
• Content — what the photo shows.
• Audience — who would want to see it?
• Recency — how recently did I share another picture?
• Convenience — how easy is it for me to share right now?
The article also talks about how most of our kids have a digital identity before they're even born thanks to sonogram pictures! I've never thought about it that way. I understand that the photos I post will exist forever, but I didn't think about the fact that I'm essentially creating an online personalty for Avery. How will it match up with her ACTUAL personality later on? At what age will she take over and manage her own digital identity? When she becomes a teenager and starts her own facebook page? Is it fair for me to manage how to world sees her until then?
What do you consider before posting about your kids? Do you think about what sort of image your creating of your child?