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Birth Announcements ...

Facebook has changed how birth announcements are done today.

 

100 years ago - A fancy card with a stork (it was always the stork who brought babies)

50 years ago - A telegram from the Post Office

10 years ago - An email to all your friends

Today - A blow-by-blow account of Facebook updates

 

Doesn't anybody send cards anymore?

 

Photo Credits:

* Stork photo: BY-NC-SA columnfive www.flickr.com/photos/35221084@N08/3639994206

* Baby photo: BY-NC-SA digitaldefection www.flickr.com/photos/digitaldefection/143033883

* Telegram: BY-SA barbourians www.flickr.com/photos/barbourians/5943639860

 

I used MyFakeWall to create the Facebook pages for Jack & Jill. I wanted to add more updates from Jill while she was giving birth but that seemed too silly. But I liked the idea of Jack & Jill using Facebook to talk to each other during labour and then sharing that as part of the birth announcement. It's no longer "oh we had a baby" but now has become "and this is how it happened". My how times have changed.

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Taken on July 17, 2011