I'm such a geek, yet I found the experience of twittering my daughters birth to be actually quite fun in a unique way. The reason being was that I was going through an experience that all expecting fathers go through, where we are essentially playing the waiting game while the mothers carry out the hard task of giving birth.
Armed with my BlackJack I simply opened up http://m.twitter.com and proceeded to pump update after update through out the course of the birth. It was surreal to see others interact with me via twitter.com as the events progressed.
Twitter.com is addictive, and yet it also enhanced the experience in my opinion. Why not share the joy?
Emily Anne Barnes was born 26th August 2007. Weighed 7lbs 14oz and is approx 49cm in length (it's almost like we are talking about a large marlin being caught or something heh).
Here's the weird part. She was born on the same date as when I first took her mother out on a date (26th August 1995). I also only just got back from snow boarding in New Zealand in time for her arrival (6hrs after I landed to be exact).
I wonder if she'll join the growing ranks of Women in IT? given my geeky influence i wonder..