Technology

My Water Broke! Time to Twitter!

DiscoblogBy Melissa LafskyAug 12, 2009 6:22 PM
twitterweb.jpg

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news
 

We're not so sure that, when it comes time for your Discoblog editors to give birth, we'll be punching the gory details into our Blackberries and sending them across the Internets. But hey, that doesn't mean other women aren't doing it! CNN reports on the "trend" of mothers-to-be-any-minute-now tweeting the ins and, er, outs of their labor. From the article:

[A]s Sara Williams showed on Tuesday when she posted Twitter updates about giving birth to her child, online social networking has pushed its way into the delivery room. It's now a trend for expectant moms to post to sites such as Twitter from the time they conceive to the moment they deliver a baby into the world. Williams, wife of Twitter CEO Evan Williams, posted to her 14,000-plus Twitter followers when her water broke, when she arrived at the hospital, during contractions and when she decided to get an epidural. Her husband broke the news on his Twitter feed that their "perfect baby boy" was delivered on Tuesday afternoon.

And when the baby arrives, you can be sure to set your wee one up with his/her own post-utero feed—which some tech-loving parents have already done. Related Content: Discoblog: New Service Lets People Twitter Their Prayers to Jerusalem Discoblog: Twitter Used to Test Our “Psychic Abilities” Reality Base: Could Twitter Be a Tool for Terrorists?

Image: flickr / Mykl Roventine

1 free article left
Want More? Get unlimited access for as low as $1.99/month

Already a subscriber?

Register or Log In

1 free articleSubscribe
Magazine Examples
Want more?

Keep reading for as low as $1.99!

Subscribe

Already a subscriber?

Register or Log In

More From Discover
Recommendations From Our Store
Shop Now
Stay Curious
Join
Our List

Sign up for our weekly science updates.

 
Subscribe
To The Magazine

Save up to 70% off the cover price when you subscribe to Discover magazine.

Copyright © 2021 Kalmbach Media Co.