Wife of Twitter CEO 'tweets' delivery

August 11, 2009
Twitter logo

The pregnant wife of Twitter chief executive Evan Williams delivered updates on the delivery of their son on Tuesday using the microblogging service co-founded by her husband.

"Dear Twitter, My water broke. It wasn't like Charlotte in Sex and the City. Now, timing contractions on an iPhone app," Sara Morishige Williams wrote late Monday on her Twitter feed @sara.

"The Contraction Tracker was fun until the contractions got painful," she informed her more than 14,000 followers about an hour later.

"Admitted to hospital. Got the second-to-last room," she "tweeted" early Tuesday, followed several hours later by: "Epidural, yes please."

In one final "tweet" following her request for painkillers, she wrote: "The heartbeat monitor soothes the silence of a room that will shortly be anything but silent."

Her husband then took over on his Twitter feed @ev. "Operation Baby Launch continues on track, though a bit too slowly in my opinion. That's usually the case with big launches though," he said.

That was followed several hours later by another message announcing the delivery.

"Yes! @sara gave birth to a perfect baby boy. Both are well. 8 pounds, 21 inches! Smiles all around," it said.

The couple live in San Francisco. It is their first child.

(c) 2009 AFP

Explore further: Google News launches Twitter feed

Related Stories

Google News launches Twitter feed

April 28, 2009

Google News, the news aggregation site run by the Internet search giant announced the launch of the @googlenews Twitter feed in a post on the Google News blog on Monday.

Astronauts 'tweet' from space

May 12, 2009

Astronauts are giving a behind the scenes look at the space shuttle Atlantis's high-risk mission to service the Hubble telescope, thanks to micro-blogging sensation Twitter.

Twitter co-founders are mum on revenue plans

May 27, 2009

(AP) -- Twitter Inc.'s co-founders say the rapidly growing online communications company will eventually charge fees for its services, but it's unclear which ones and what will drive revenue.

Twitter dabbling with verifying identities

June 13, 2009

Authenticity badges were popping up at Twitter on Friday as the popular micro-blogging service tested a way to verify that people tweeting are who they claim to be.

Some Twitter staff accounts reportedly hacked

July 15, 2009

A hacker believed to have struck celebrity Twitter accounts previously has reportedly broken into accounts of the microblogging service's workers including co-founder Evan Williams.

Recommended for you

How to curb emissions? Put a price on carbon

September 3, 2015

Literally putting a price on carbon pollution and other greenhouse gasses is the best approach for nurturing the rapid growth of renewable energy and reducing emissions.

Customizing 3-D printing

September 3, 2015

The technology behind 3-D printing is growing more and more common, but the ability to create designs for it is not. Any but the simplest designs require expertise with computer-aided design (CAD) applications, and even for ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.