December 4, 2012
February 2012: Facebook is born. Not the site, but the baby girl, named in honor of the role the social network played in Egypt’s recent revolution. December 1, 2012: Hashtag is #born. Again, this isn’t the Twitter topic symbol, but a little eight-pound girl. These names aren’t very surprising considering the number of social media users: 500 million use Twitter and one billion use Facebook. With massive numbers like these, we’ll likely see a few more social media-inspired names going to babies.
While these names may seem amusing, they have something to say about the current state of social media.