I noticed a serendipitous juxtaposition of social networking stories in my email this morning…
Twittering from the cradle (via NYT):
But a host of new sites, including Totspot, Odadeo, Lil’Grams and Kidmondo, now offer parents a chance to forgo the e-mail blasts of, say, their newborn’s first trip home and instead invite friends and family to join and contribute to a network geared to connecting them to the baby in their lives.
A social network to help us remember the dead (via Tech Crunch):
Of course, the site isn’t going to be filled with the interactions of the waking dead. Instead, it’s meant as a social memory book, asking users to upload old photos, share stories, and fill in a timeline of their friend or family member’s life. You can also tie profiles to each other, detailing how each person knew other members.
[This one’s going a bit far though … someone apparently just Twittered a funeral …]
(With thanks to Mark Berinato and Robert Stribley)