Right. So there you are getting all set up on Facebook. But you can’t find a photie of you sky diving into an all-night naked rave or swimming with the Loch Ness monster. Or at least not one that you could easily explain away to the vice cops.
Then what do you do next? Look for a snap of yourself looking, well, nothing like you. Unless of course you look too fabulous for words or you are young enough not to care.
For the purposes of this blog, I’m assuming we’re not in the really-wild-just-living-with-the-parents-cos-it’s-cheaper part of the internet, so that’ll not be us then.
And I know you’ll just get significant other to take a snap at the weekend when the rain stops but you want to put something up in the mean time.
Wadda ya do? You get a pic of your sweet little baby and bung it up there. There’s dozens of them and, yes, they are all really cute and I know you’re very, very proud. But hang on. What gives you the right to stick your Darling BooBoo up on the Hinternet for all to look at without their say so?
I know that sounds like the kind of right-on piffle that bans doting parents from videoing the nursery nativity. But it’s different.
Firstly, no one is going to happen upon your tape of the cutest Third Wise Man in history because it’s in your cupboard. On the Net anyone can have a look and mostly they couldn’t give a hoot, but you never know… there’s some funny folk out there.
Secondly, one day in the not-too distant future Darling BooBoo and his classmates will hit Google when the computing teacher’s back is turned. Just imagine how you would have felt to have your baby photos in full view of everyone in the class?
Have some bottle. If you’re big enough to Facebook, you’re big enough to be in the picture.