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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: Fathers losing out...
By EricMartello on 1/6/2012 2:27:49 AM , Rating: 1
These days, things are a bit different, though still not at parity. Once women and men (or at least each spouse) makes equal pay for equal work, then I think that you might be right.

There is no longer gender discrimination; women have just as much opportunity to earn money as men do, but that doesn't change the fact that some types of work are better suited to men while others are better suited to women. Men and women are not identical and quite obviously have different thought processes and logic patterns... (or with women, a lack of logic as is often the case).

RE: Fathers losing out...
By thatmikeguy on 1/6/2012 3:26:11 PM , Rating: 2
Well, they even made a TV show about this. "Work It" on ABC.

"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook
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