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(Guardian)   Mark Zuckerberg is the leading cause of divorce in the U.S   (guardian.co.uk) divider line
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7599 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Mar 2011 at 12:55 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2011-03-09 9:27:12 AM  
Aarontology likes this article.
 
2011-03-09 9:31:00 AM  
#facebookdivorce
 
2011-03-09 9:33:55 AM  
I'm gonna have to go with if you're stupid enough to post to Facebook evidence that could be used against you in divorce court, you deserve a good fleecing.
 
2011-03-09 10:05:31 AM  
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2011-03-09 10:29:39 AM  
 
2011-03-09 11:43:50 AM  
It's not my fault the photos of me I post are so sexy.
 
2011-03-09 12:58:33 PM  
No, marriage is the chief cause of divorce.

/may be obscure
 
2011-03-09 12:58:53 PM  
What a dumbass cause/effect assumption...

People get divorced for many reasons, but Facebook isn't one of them.
 
2011-03-09 1:00:23 PM  
Lady I know uses her kids account to see the profile of the ex-husband that blocked her. Which is pretty screwed up.
 
2011-03-09 1:00:23 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: No, marriage is the chief cause of divorce.

/may be obscure


I am sad it took 7 comments for that to be said
 
2011-03-09 1:02:26 PM  
Good buddy of mine attributes his divorce to facebook. In reality the marriage had gone bad and facebook just allowed his ex wife an easy way to socialize with other men while sitting next to him on the couch. She was able to line everything up and then just drop the bomb on him without ever having to have left the house.

He considered leaving a status update. "is divorced. Thanks, Facebook." The guy truly believes that nonsense and it's sad to listen to him talk about it
 
2011-03-09 1:02:35 PM  

Jus_Wyerd: People get divorced for many reasons, but Facebook isn't one of them.


You clearly didn't go to a southern all girls Catholic high school. Half the people I went to high school with were married by 24, and several of them are either divorced or heading that way.

You know that couple that makes you cringe? The ones who constantly criticize each other publicly in ways that make it clear that they might actually kind of hate each other? Now they do it on Facebook. Much broader audience.
 
2011-03-09 1:02:49 PM  
HA HA

Idiots are on Facebook
 
2011-03-09 1:03:17 PM  
I have a Facebook, myspace and other "accounts" that I use in my divorce practice regularly. The first bit of advice to new clients is SHUT. IT. ALL. DOWN.

Never accept a friend request from your spouse's attorney.
 
2011-03-09 1:04:09 PM  
I always knew facebook was gay.
 
2011-03-09 1:04:15 PM  

tankjr: Good buddy of mine attributes his divorce to facebook. In reality the marriage had gone bad and facebook just allowed his ex wife an easy way to socialize with other men while sitting next to him on the couch. She was able to line everything up and then just drop the bomb on him without ever having to have left the house.

He considered leaving a status update. "is divorced. Thanks, Facebook." The guy truly believes that nonsense and it's sad to listen to him talk about it


That is actually really sad. Facebook's just made certain bad behaviors easier to carry out, but you're right- underlying cause has nothing to do with that.
 
2011-03-09 1:04:57 PM  

Jus_Wyerd: What a dumbass cause/effect assumption...

People get divorced for many reasons, but Facebook isn't one of them.


I suppose that the point of the article may have been valid. Having all your old flames at your fingertips, with info on where they are in their lives, could certainly lead to rekindling things, especially if you are having marital troubles. I can think of lost loves that you wonder where they are or what they are up to, but not enough (in more primitive times) to make a real effort to look them up.

Easy to flee a sinking ship when you can see a lifeboat...
 
2011-03-09 1:05:38 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: The first bit of advice to new clients is SHUT. IT. ALL. DOWN.


It amazes me that people have to be given this advice, instead of you know... just self editing.

But then again, people are dumb.
 
2011-03-09 1:06:01 PM  
I am the leading cause of teen pregnancy.
 
2011-03-09 1:06:04 PM  
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2011-03-09 1:07:11 PM  
No, the leading cause of divorce is people not resolving marital conflicts in a constructive manner and/or keeping it in their pants. Facebook is only a catalyst.
 
2011-03-09 1:09:05 PM  
If Facebook can ruin your relationship, it was doomed anyway.
 
2011-03-09 1:09:10 PM  
Facebook just makes it easier to find out who you or your spouse is cheating with.
 
2011-03-09 1:09:46 PM  
Facebook actually has gone mainstream in the relationships sphere. Thanks to facebook chat, I ended up having a fling with a girl I had last seen in high school. We both didnt see it coming until we came
 
2011-03-09 1:09:52 PM  
Wait. What you type on a website can be held against you in a court of law? When did the internet become so...real?
 
2011-03-09 1:11:08 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I'm gonna have to go with if you're stupid enough to post to Facebook evidence that could be used against you in divorce court, you deserve a good fleecing.


No one is thinking about divorce when they post. People don't understand that on-line relationships can become too intimate and damage the relationship with their spouse very quickly. This is true even for those who aren't wandering.

Looking to screw around on your spouse? The number one places to go are Craig's List, Facebook, Classmates.com, and MySpace. Too many women don't seem to understand that a man's primary motivation for using these venues is to hunt up some tail.
 
2011-03-09 1:11:29 PM  

killerkas: Wait. What you type on a website can be held against you in a court of law? When did the internet become so...real?


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2011-03-09 1:12:29 PM  
I have friends, supposedly smart people, who post a ridiculous amount of "I'm so high!" comments, talk about how the skip out on their classes or post pictures of their drunken debauchery. One of them is my cousin who is hoping to get into med school next year.

Good luck on that one, cuz.

/If you wouldn't share your activities with a police officer or the admissions board in person, for the love of all that is common sense DON'T POST IT ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER!
//I post about our baby, so my family doesn't feel the need to come and see us more often than once a year... thank you, Facebook!!
 
2011-03-09 1:12:39 PM  
lololololololololol
 
2011-03-09 1:12:51 PM  
Seriously, I do get private messages from married women and ex-girlfriends wanting to know "how's it going?" Thinly veiled attempts at trying to gauge my interest in them.

Sadly, most are fat heifers now and basically disgusting. But no matter, facebook makes it easy for them to keep trolling for someone else until they get a white knight.
 
2011-03-09 1:15:53 PM  
I'm gonna have to join the chorus chanting that Facebook only brings out problems that were already there.

/Divorced, so I've been there
 
2011-03-09 1:18:39 PM  

tankjr: Good buddy of mine attributes his divorce to facebook. In reality the marriage had gone bad and facebook just allowed his ex wife an easy way to socialize with other men while sitting next to him on the couch. She was able to line everything up and then just drop the bomb on him without ever having to have left the house.

He considered leaving a status update. "is divorced. Thanks, Facebook." The guy truly believes that nonsense and it's sad to listen to him talk about it


Actually, he should probably be thanking Facebook for speeding up the inevitable demise of his failing marriage. Without it, the ex-wife would have taken longer to find someone to justify her feelings. Or something.
 
2011-03-09 1:21:21 PM  
HAHAHA! Everything about your life is pretense.

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2011-03-09 1:22:34 PM  
FB is just a medium to cheat...cheaters are gonna cheat.
 
2011-03-09 1:23:41 PM  
Facebook didn't end my marriage, but my ex-wife's bad habit of using the year she was born for every password she has helped me use Facebook to catch her.
 
2011-03-09 1:31:12 PM  

unicron702: If Facebook can ruin your relationship, it was doomed anyway.


this

saying facebook is ruining marriage is like a 5 year old driving a car into the tree and then blaming the car
 
2011-03-09 1:33:16 PM  

ihatedumbpeople: FB is just a medium to cheat...cheaters are gonna cheat.


Haters gonna hate?
 
2011-03-09 1:34:24 PM  
Kids these days and their Facebook... I remember when irc was the leading cause of divorce.
 
2011-03-09 1:36:52 PM  
Keep it up Facebookers. I love reading shiat like this.
 
2011-03-09 1:37:27 PM  
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2011-03-09 1:39:01 PM  
It's the same as saying Yahoo Messenger caused my divorce 8 years ago. No, it was just the means for the skank to talk to guys easier before getting caught.
 
2011-03-09 1:45:51 PM  
It isn't Facebook ruining the marriage, it is the stupid stuff that you do which Facebook provides the platform for you to show it off that is ruining the marriage.

Couples seem to forget, after they friend each other, they can see everything that gets posted on their walls. So when they start griping about each other, talking to former gf's/bf/s, or they reconnect with that one that got away...instead of it happening in a controlled environment, it might as well be happening in public, broadcast over everything, to everyone, with a private screening going right back to that significant other.

Facebook isn't private even though they have "privacy" settings. As soon as you approve someone to have access to your world, nothing you say or do there will be private from them. Some day people are going to wake up and realize that they're the frog in Facebook's kettle of privacy and their rights have been boiled away some time ago.
 
2011-03-09 1:47:48 PM  

milowitz: It's the same as saying Yahoo Messenger caused my divorce 8 years ago. No, it was just the means for the skank to talk to guys easier before getting caught.


Came for this, leaving happy!
 
2011-03-09 1:48:00 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: I'm gonna have to join the chorus chanting that Facebook only brings out problems that were already there.

/Divorced, so I've been there


count me in, too.

My ex and I were having problems, and I had asked him to leave, but he said no way, he wanted to make it work. After digging through his stuff and finding evidence of something going on, I keylogged his computer last July and got his facebook password. Found out him and an old high school friend had been sending love poems, talking about how they each couldn't wait to be free to spend their lives with each other.

While I was logged in to his facebook they started a chat conversation which I watched. I posted from him to her wall that "maybe we should stop chatting until I am divorced" and she freaked out, asking him in the chat window if that was meant to post to her wall...she said she hoped she deleted it before anyone else saw it. So, I posted it again.
Then they realized I was on to them, but didn't know I was watching them. They went to yahoo chat, and I texted him that all his stuff would be packed (neatly of course) and in the shop for him to retrieve. I was able to download and read the yahoo conversation later.

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She's a married woman who home schools two children and has a part time non paid spot on a christian radio station. She offers services for "spiritual healing". I asked her if that meant she farked all her clients. Her husband still emails me asking what he should do.....they are still seeing each other. Our divorce was final Feb 15, one day after I filed self representation forms on Feb 14, which incidentally, was our 7th anniversary.

/was our second marriage, first time lasted 12 years.
 
2011-03-09 1:48:13 PM  
he wrecks marriages, steals your personal info and deletes the profiles of Chinese dissidents. Next he will post pics of himself torturing his new puppy.

/Zuckerberg is an evil man
 
2011-03-09 1:49:15 PM  
deleted my facebook account after 3 days. I had added about 40 friends, some of whom were females and were past girlfriends. Wife started to get really nosy and I figured it wasn't worth it.

Smartest thing I ever did.
 
2011-03-09 1:51:16 PM  

DarnoKonrad: Lady I know uses her kids account to see the profile of the ex-husband that blocked her. Which is pretty screwed up.


My ex used my childs account to publicly flame me one day after court. Chikenshiat twunt deleted the posts before my daughter got home to see the nasty shiat she was saying about her dad while she was at school. It's been difficult to resist the urge to let my daughter know what she said. She will figure it out on her own as she grows up I guess. Still eats me up how she would violate a trust like that with our child.
 
2011-03-09 1:52:17 PM  

sn68f: I keylogged his computer last July and got his facebook password


I... can't ever imagine doing this. But to each her own I guess.
 
2011-03-09 1:57:14 PM  

Genevieve Marie: sn68f: I keylogged his computer last July and got his facebook password

I... can't ever imagine doing this. But to each her own I guess.


What? You still rely on the old fashioned "look for lipstick on the collar" "smell of vagina on his penis"? Get with it. This is the 21st Century.
 
2011-03-09 1:58:14 PM  
Facebook is just the modern day CB radio, before and after that there were many things pagers, western union, pony express, smoke signals what ever, if folks are gonna fool around they'll find a way.


gotta go see if she poked me that's our code :)
 
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