Poll: Most babies make Facebook debut within hour of birth
New survey shows parents are quick to share images of their new bundle of joy on social media.
OK, parents, fess up. How long did it take until your baby made its debut on social media?
An article in the Daily Mail says that most newborn babies are now making their visual debut on websites such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook within one hour of their birth. The average time period was 57.9 minutes.
This finding is the result of a poll by print site Posterista, in which 2,367 parents of children 5 and under were surveyed to understand how new parents share information and images of their offspring.
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Other poll results include:
- Two-thirds of parents post pictures of baby less than 60 minutes after birth.
- 62 percent of parents post the images themselves, while 22 percent of family members post and 16 percent of friends post.
- The top reason cited for sharing images online included keeping distant family and friends updated (56 percent).
- The most popular site to post to is Facebook (77 percent), followed by Instagram (48 percent).
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“The fact that a picture of the average newborn is now online within an hour just goes to highlight the enormous impact social media has had on our lives in the past five years, and how prevalent these pages are in helping to keep loved ones informed on the special occasions in our lives, such as the birth of a new child,” Marc Phelps, co-founder of Posterista, told the Daily Mail.
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Tell us: How long did it take until your baby made its social media debut, and which site did you use?
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And people wonder how the government tracks some of us so easily... 20 yrs from now it wouldn't surprise me if the government could track everything a person did from the day they were born till their 20th birthday not by doing wiretaps or hacking into PCs, but simply by looking at all their facebook activity. If the police state comes its because we the people willing volunteered for it... well a large percentage did.
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