As many of you know, the birth of my first child (a boy!) is imminent. We just crossed the 39-week mark yesterday and we are just buzzing with excitement in the Krzmarzick household.
So I set up a Twitter handle for him already: @WizKidKriz
And, of course, I am planning to create a GovLoop profile for him. 🙂
Though Krzmarzick is an unusual name and he probably won't have much competition for LinkedIn and Facebook names, I am still wondering if I should nail down a social network presence for him.
Do I set up a Gmail account?
Should I start him on FourSquare so he can aspire to prominence as the Mayor of McDonald's on Main Street in Durham?
I don't have easy answers to some of these questions.
And they aren't necessarily trivial.
In fact, Alan Silberberg (@You2Gov
) just cautioned me on Twitter:
Granted, I don't plan to encourage him to be tweeting and posting Facebook updates by the age of 3 or buying him a mobile phone at 5 (maybe when he goes to school he'll need one, though 🙂
So what are your thoughts?
How young is too young to get started with social media?
Originally posted on the GenerationShift Blog.