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Revealing a statistic sure to make J.C. Penney, Sears, and every major mallwalk children’s photographer shudder, a British survey has found that one out of every five families with children use their cell phone to take and send pictures of their just-born babies to family and friends within ten minutes of the child’s birth. And that’s not all! An equal number have created a social networking profile, such as on Facebook or MySpace, for their children!
And as if that’s not enough, nearly 14% have sent pictures of their baby’s ultrasound to friends and family, using their cell phone, or via email!
Said Paul Burns, head of Multimedia for the UK-based Orange Mobile Network, which sponsored the survey, “The birth of a new baby is a life-changing event, so wanting to capture the moment and sharing it with friends and family as soon as possible is only natural. We’d urge fathers against filling the hospital bag with lenses, filters and flashguns – your camera phone should more than suffice – just make sure you wait until you’re outside before you send it.”
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