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Twitter was responsible for 20 percent of UK divorces

Last year, Raleigh, North Carolina attorneys reported that Facebook and MySpace were involved in most divorce cases due to a spouse's inappropriate behavior on such social networking sites. Now, it seems the UK has the same complaint.

Divorce-Online, a UK divorce website, conducted a survey consisting of 5,000 people in 2009 and 2011. The participants were asked a series of questions regarding their spouse's behavior, which included their online behavior.

According to the survey's results, 20 percent of behavior petitions in 2009 contained the word Facebook. In 2011, this number jumped to 33 percent.


Other social networking sites didn't reach that high of a percentage. For instance, Twitter was only at 20 percent in 2011, and the problem associated with the network is that spouse's used it to make comments about exes.

However, the reasons for listing Facebook on the behavior petitions were inappropriate messages sent to a person of the opposite sex, Facebook friends reporting spouse's behavior, and separated spouses posting harsh comments about each other.

"People need to be careful what they write on their walls as the courts are seeing these posts being used in financial disputes and children cases as evidence," said Mark Keenan, a spokesman for Divorce-Online.

Source: T3



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RE: Causation
By Tony Swash on 1/3/2012 12:59:54 PM , Rating: 1
Interestingly I was watching a fly on the wall documentary about the day to day work of the cops in a UK town recently and was surprised when several cops mentioned how many 'incidents' they get called to that relate to Facebook. Mostly people threatening or bullying people I think.


RE: Causation
By Schrag4 on 1/3/2012 1:08:36 PM , Rating: 2
Bully somone on FB in the UK and the cops show up at your door? I shiver when I think that we're slowly turning into that.


RE: Causation
By geddarkstorm on 1/3/2012 3:02:47 PM , Rating: 1
Dem's fighting words! Therefore, I shall run off and tell my mommy-- I mean, police officers.


RE: Causation
By foolsgambit11 on 1/3/2012 5:33:47 PM , Rating: 3
Bully someone, by any means, and if the person bullied files a police report, the cops will show up at your door. Notice the OP didn't say that the cops were monitoring FB.


RE: Causation
By Tony Swash on 1/3/12, Rating: 0
"This week I got an iPhone. This weekend I got four chargers so I can keep it charged everywhere I go and a land line so I can actually make phone calls." -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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