'Expecting a Baby' Facebook Option

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'Expecting a Baby' Facebook Option
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Wed, 08-15-2012 - 2:33pm

Single, in a relationship, engaged, married and now, expecting a baby?

Facebook is now encouraging people to share that next big life event -- pregnancy -- by adding "expecting a baby" as an option on timelines.

"Life Events are easy and expressive ways to mark significant moments in your life such as getting married, buying a house or traveling to new places. If you choose to, you can now share that you are expecting a baby with your friends on Facebook," Matthew Dierker wrote on behalf of the company on a Facebook news page.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/15/facebook-adds-expecting-status_n_1778689.html?ncid=edlinkus...

 

Interesting!  Anyone planning to update their timeline with the 'expecting a baby' option? If so, will you wait a while (second trimester maybe) or do you plan to update it now?

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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 4:01pm

If you go to your actual facebook page you will see a life events catagory, it is in there with status. It is in there.

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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 9:27am

I did it over the weekend. I like seeing the notice on my page. Other than getting married, having a baby is one of those life changing moments.

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Sun, 08-19-2012 - 8:58pm

I probably won't use the feature, but I will definitely post on my wall for all my friends once we hit the 2nd trimester.  ...Wow!  I just realized that's in just a few weeks!!!! :-D

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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 3:14pm
i'm not going to do it. i just remember being inundated with ads when i was engaged, so i'm guessing the same thing would happen with an over-allotment of ads for all things baby.

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013