Forget The Video CameraTwitter Child's Birth

In what may be the ultimate use of social media, Adam Audette - or just audette on Twitter - is twittering the birth of his child. Live from the hospital are messages on the stages of the process.

We are being brought along for the ride as it starts:

It's on! Heading to the hospital w/ an extra car seat in the back. I'll update when we're checked in

http://twitpic.com/14vs <- Our room at the birthing center
WE EVEN GET PICTURES
http://twitpic.com/14vw <- Sally feeling good!

Sally is 6 centimeters dilated. Hooked to pitocin and ramping up

Now we are getting details! It is great reading... stream of consciousness texting - almost like a James Joyce novel. One wonders how some of our experimental writers would have delivered their art with all the media available today to use.

Adam and Sally I wish you all the best and guess I will be following this one - even on my phone while I am at dinner later - to its happy conclusion.

PS: My vote is for Sophia.

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.