Chances are you’re either a Facebook member, or know someone who is. The online social network considers Canada one of its most plugged-in countries, with well over 7 million Canuck “friends” these days (I wonder how many make up the 2.5 million users to date who have joined the 1,000,000 Against the New Facebook Layout group?)
But if Facebook’s not your thing, and you’re over MySpace, there are many other social network groups to consider.
Recently, I was invited to join totspot.
It’s been called a “Facebook for babies,” but in reality it’s a bit of a cross between an online babybook, parent journal, and social network for parents.
It has the potential to be a great place for moms (and parents in general) because it helps parents organize an increasingly cluttered digital life – you can bring all your photos, videos, blog posts (in addition to special tools like milestones and growth charts) onto a single page that is shared exclusively with the people that you (the parent) invites.
This appeals to me as the mother of three. My eldest son has an old school babybook that’s actually about 50% complete. I even bought a book for my second son. For my poor youngest, I’ve taken to lying, and telling her that some of the photos in older photo albums are of her (this will only work for so long as she’s the only girl). If there’s some more efficient way of chronicling their lives, I’m all over it.