Newborns with Twitter accounts: A do or don’t?

Many media-savvy parents create Twitter accounts for their babies and tweet from them. Do you think it’s a good idea?

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Babies require a lot of preparation.

Before the little one’s big arrival, you have to build the crib, buy a stroller, wash the onesies and claim the baby’s Twitter handle.

What’s that you say? Setting up a Twitter account for your newborn isn’t on your to-do list?

Well, it’s on the to-do lists of many media-savvy parents these days, an article from says, and for a variety of reasons.

Some parents want to claim their kids’ online identity before anyone else can.

“About a month before my daughter was born I discussed with some people what I wanted to lock up,” Darren Rovell, ESPN sports business reporter and ABC News correspondent, told the Daily Intelligencer in an interview.

“Before I announced her name to the select people … I locked down her name at Gmail, her dot-com, her Twitter handle. It was just an intellectual capital investment.”

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