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 NYMag.com 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.”