By Charlotte Hilton Andersen, REDBOOK
Tweeting, Facebooking, and other social media site-ing are so ubiquitous now that I'll admit my first question upon reading the breathless headlines "Rosie Pope live tweeted her baby's birth!!!" (gasp! choke! cough!) was to wonder who on earth Rosie Pope is. She is apparently a reality TV personality with her own show Pregnant in Heels, and last week she tweeted during her day-long labor and delivery of her new daughter-her husband sent out the last tweet announcing that "Our beautiful princess is born! Mom and baby are doing great!!!"
Just another day in the Overshare Land of the Internet, or was it a social faux pax? News outlets reported public dismay-as evidenced by lots of judge-y tweets and Facebook polls-that people thought the new mom went "too far" in sharing her joy. This surprised me, and not just because my friend just checked in to the hospital to deliver her own munchkin...in real life and on Facebook.