The XX Factor

The Mother of All Tweets

Via Gawker , the wife of Twitter founder Ev Williams, Sara Morishige Williams, tweeted last night about her water breaking. “Dear Twitter, My water broke. It wasn’t like Charlotte in Sex and the City. Now timing contractions on an iPhone app.” This reads like a New Yorker parody of Silicon Alley power couples. First she tweeted the gush of water from her loins, then she let the public know: ” Epidural, yes please .”

Nina and Emily wrote yesterday about parents who are so glued to their laptops in the early morning hours that they’re not having as much breakfast quality time. This flurry of Tweets makes me wonder: Will my generation put their iPhones away long enough to even hold their babies once they’re pushed out? I understand wanting to document a meaningful event in your life, but there is something to be said for actually experiencing these sorts of things, rather than furiously documenting them while they’re happening.