Live birth twittered by BlackBerry

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Baby with BlackBerry

Good luck trying to get a coherent sentence out of a mother giving birth, but surely the dad has a few interesting things running through his mind while he watches the whole thing go down. Kieran Hawe from MTV was pounding away on his BlackBerry while his wife was in labour with twins, followed shortly thereafter with mobile pictures uploaded right from the BlackBerry. Now, there’s two ways you can take something like this: either you see a great new way to share a happy experience with friends, family and the world, or as technology turning a new father into an obnoxious paparazzi who’s ruining what should be a private moment. It’s certainly a tough call, and one that will differ from person to person. Another couple had even video recorded the birth of their kids live from mobile. Is that something you would be okay with? How big of a role does BlackBerry play in growing this kind of web 2.0 awareness?

(via Silicon Alley Insider)


I am going to twitter the birth of my kids….top that social media wannabes
@pageoneresults not sure how close yet…coule be very soon or tomorrow am
doctor just came in and said c-section in 30 minutes…holy crap
Ok I am freaking out just a bit but my wife as cool as a cucumber
Its go time
Wife was just carted out and my scrubs are on….its go time
They said I can look at the operation….not sure if I want to
How long before I get busted for being on my blackberry in the operating room?
Operating rooms freak me out even though I am not having anything done.
Wife is the wizard behind the curtain…I feel helpless
Why am I sweating bullets
Ut oh…just got a dirty look…time to stop twittering
I am a dad of healthy twins
Thank you everyone for the congarts and best wishes….next time I will be live video streaming

  • http://www.videos4blackberry.info/ Bla1ze

    Sounds like he was a crackberry addict more so then looking to “capture” the moment of his childrens birth, but hey..to each his/her own I guess.

  • http://www.videos4blackberry.info Bla1ze

    Sounds like he was a crackberry addict more so then looking to “capture” the moment of his childrens birth, but hey..to each his/her own I guess.

  • http://www.joshlloyd.com/ Josh Lloyd

    Whether he wants to publicize the birth is one thing, but I think it’s very disrespectful to not be giving your wife 100% of your attention when she is birthing your child. She deserves that and more. Put the BB down and twitter it later! It’s not like people need real time updates of a birth! Good grief! Only about the birth of things like the 9220!! Woohoo!

  • http://www.joshlloyd.com Josh Lloyd

    Whether he wants to publicize the birth is one thing, but I think it’s very disrespectful to not be giving your wife 100% of your attention when she is birthing your child. She deserves that and more. Put the BB down and twitter it later! It’s not like people need real time updates of a birth! Good grief! Only about the birth of things like the 9220!! Woohoo!

  • DavidB

    Nice PR stunt. Way to hype the Blackberry platform!

    I had my 8830 with me at the birth of my son last year, but other than the couple SMS’s I sent to family announcing the birth and a phone call or two that’s it. If I had tried to tweet or liveblog or whatever, my wife would have killed me. See, those of us in the REAL world can’t make a living from such stunts.

  • DavidB

    Nice PR stunt. Way to hype the Blackberry platform!

    I had my 8830 with me at the birth of my son last year, but other than the couple SMS’s I sent to family announcing the birth and a phone call or two that’s it. If I had tried to tweet or liveblog or whatever, my wife would have killed me. See, those of us in the REAL world can’t make a living from such stunts.