Wedding

INFOGRAPHIC: The Social Wedding

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You may have noticed that whenever a Facebook friend gets married, it sets off a flurry of activity throughout the social network. Friends post photos from the wedding, and there’s the creation of a life event and the notification on the top-right corner of the screen. Mashable and TheKnot.com recently studied how entwined Facebook is in users’ nuptials, finding that 8 percent of people are updating their Facebook relationship status to engaged just minutes after saying yes.

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Weddings, Engagements Will Be Announced Like Birthdays On Facebook

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The birthday notification has been a mainstay of the top right corner of your Facebook page for years. Soon, another type of notification will join it — one for weddings and engagements. Facebook introduced this new feature Thursday, which allows you to write a quick “Congratulations!” on a newly wedded or engaged friend’s timeline, much like you would on their birthday.

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What If Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Relationship Status Changes?

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Some may say that after being together in a relationship for nine years, it was high time that Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg put a ring on it. The nuptials between Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, one day after the social network’s initial public offering, were well-timed and savvy from a legal perspective, as well, divorce attorneys in California told Reuters.

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