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.