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.
Companies are figuring out every way to maximize the Facebook experience while users are online, but what about when they’re not logged in? A new project called Yearly Leaf is conducting an experiment in social permanence: by connecting with Yearly Leaf, Facebook users can order a moleskin-bound book recapping a year of their life on the social network.
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.
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.
There’s a little of thrifty Warren Buffet in Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. The billion-dollar wedding industry got no dimes, and barely even a nickel, from billionaire Zuckerberg and his new bride, Priscilla Chan.
AllFacebook would like to congratulate Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, who announced on his timeline Saturday evening that he and longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan are now husband and wife.
Hearst subsidiary and web developer iCrossing has come out a nifty infographic comparing last week’s royal wedding with the one in 1981 — and Facebook’s role in spreading the coverage last Friday is large.