Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Google-Me Generation

Having just gone through the heart attack of buying my very own domain name (not hard, just scary—what if it had been taken?! THEN THE WORLD WOULD HAVE ENDED), I got a kick out of reading this article about tots getting internet identities at birth. Apparently, parents are now snapping up domain names and gmail addresses for their unborn children. Weird, but who can blame them?

In the vein of babies, names, and baby names, there's also a recent op-ed from David Brooks (trapped behind pay-per-view on NYTimes, but still available at the OC Register), about the growing trend of "interesting" baby names, possibly incited guessed it! Desire for internet recognizability.

Leave it to the Me Generation...

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