Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Irreconcilable wall posts? Nearly 1 in 5 divorce cases cite Facebook, lawyers say

Facebook is supposed to bring people together - but may be tearing some apart.

Divorce lawyers say the social networking site is tempting users to cheat on their spouses, reports The UK's Telegraph, and flirty messages and wall posts are increasingly being cited as evidence of extramarital activity.

One law firm says that nearly one in five divorce cases they’re working on cited Facebook, a site that allows people to connect with past friends and make new ones.

“I had heard from my staff that there were a lot of people saying they had found out things about their partners on Facebook and I decided to see how prevalent it was,” Mark Keenan, Managing Director of Divorce-Online tells the Telegraph. “I was really surprised to see 20 per cent of all the petitions containing references to Facebook

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