Divorcing? Blame Facebook

Social network mentioned or factors in 20% of UK divorces polled
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2009 12:23 PM CST
Divorcing? Blame Facebook
Aha!   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Facebook is deadly to marriages, or at least British ones: A UK divorce lawyer took a look at divorce petitions his firm processed and found that a whopping 20% mention the social networking site in some capacity. “The most common reason seemed to be people having inappropriate sexual chats,” he tells the Telegraph. Of course, the Internet adds a certain quirk factor: One woman discovered she was being divorced through—wait for it—a Facebook status update. (Read more Facebook divorce stories.)

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