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Zuckerberg Updates Relationship Status To "Married"

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  • by Severus Snape (2376318) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @08:30AM (#40056367)
    on facebook you'll already know this. If you aren't, chances are you don't care.
    • by jellomizer (103300) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @08:37AM (#40056403)

      I agree Facebook is too mainstream to be news for nerds. If he married a Robot or an executive from Google. That may be a little different.

      • by rainmouse (1784278) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @09:27AM (#40056587)

        If he married a Robot or an executive from Google. That may be a little different.

        I dunno I found it somewhat interesting. Looking at some pictures of his new wife shows her to be rather plain looking [zimbio.com] and frequently struggling with her weight. I find myself constantly looking for reasons to hate the guy, but at least respect is due to someone who marries his pre-fame college sweetheart when he could likely take his pick from just about any of the top millionaire supermodels.

        • respect is due to someone who marries his pre-fame college sweetheart when he could likely take his pick from just about any of the top millionaire supermodels.

          On the other hand, millionaire supermodels come with all kinds of headaches that a normal girl doesn't. Whose to say he won't get as much strange as he wants even now - isn't that what facebook is for anyhow?

        • by tokul (682258)

          when he could likely take his pick from just about any of the top millionaire supermodels

          What are you looking for in your future wife? Long time companion or some cardboard beauty, who will be gone 5 years later with half of your estate.

        • by Andtalath (1074376) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @11:14AM (#40057071)

          It's a smart move actually.
          If you marry someone you started dating before they knew you had money, you know they like you and not just your wallet.

          This is not a small thing.

        • Apart from the fact that I think she looks hot, I do agree with the spirit of your post, and actually appreciate it vehemently and furiously.

        • by Guppy06 (410832)

          at least respect is due to someone who marries his pre-fame college sweetheart

          As opposed to his pre-fame college stalking victim?

      • by antdude (79039)

        Are we sure she is not a robot? She could be a fembot! [grin]

    • by Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @08:51AM (#40056461)

      Well this news should satisfy both those that wish him well, and those that wish him pain and suffering.

      • Why would you wish him either? Most people don't have any actual personal connections to him.

        The thing that makes facebook (and the internet in general) kind of silly is the artificial way it bring us closer, without actually doing so.

        • Why would you wish him either?

          Interesting question, actually. I guess general altruism could be one explanation. Wishing well for some nice guy gives a kind of warm feeling to a person.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward
      Rich guys, remember this and never forget it: if she signs a prenup, it means she really loves you and doesn't plan to divorce. If she won't sign, she loves your money and status.

      If she talks about how "unromantic" a prenup is, watch out! Women resort to emotional appeal when you successfully point out they make no logical sense.

      I mean marriage itself is pretty unromantic when you think about it. Marriage is "yeah we could decide just to be together, you and me, on our own... but wait! let's add
      • Zukerberg must not be a student of Leykis 101...

        This should make for a good topic from the professor on the Tom Leykis show Monday!!!

        https://twitter.com/#!/tomleykis/status/204110248502493184 [twitter.com]

      • I mean marriage itself is pretty unromantic when you think about it. Marriage is "yeah we could decide just to be together, you and me, on our own... but wait! let's add a contract with the government because legal systems and licenses are soooo romantic!" A prenup is really just a variation.

        What people seem to completely forget is that "marriage", at least in theory, has religious implications. For Christians, its a man and woman saying "I choose only you for the rest of my life". I know its hip, modern, and PC to pretend that "marriage" is just some secular thing with no more meaning than a business contract, but not everyone views or treats it that way.

        Im not saying I think Zuckerberg is a Christian or that he views it that way, but surely theres something romantic that he decided to make

    • by Sir_Sri (199544)

      There is a fairly interesting question of what legal rights she has to facebook ownership based on their relationship, whether or not they count as common law (which given that they've been living together for some time they might) and what that would imply, if the timing of the marriage specifically would include or exclude her from being able to claim a chunk of assets etc.

      Not that the article addresses any of those. But those would make for an interesting /. article because they apply equally well wheth

  • Okay... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by FreedomOfThought (2544248) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @08:32AM (#40056385)
    Why is this news? This is something you would find on entertainment tonight.
  • by betterunixthanunix (980855) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @08:33AM (#40056389)
    Is this "news for nerds?"
    • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 20, 2012 @08:46AM (#40056437)

      "Nerd gets married", how is this not news? There is hope for us all!

    • by six025 (714064)

      Is this "news for nerds?"

      Is this "news for anyone" besides Zuckberg, his wife, family and friends? FFS :(

    • Is this "stuff that matters?"

      Whatever touches Facebook is dispatched worldwide instantly. /. collects what's so seemingly interesting and offers us to comment on it. Including, as you did, to wonder "should this really make the top lines?"...

    • If you don't like a piece of news on Slashdot, I think the best idea is not to open it. As far as Slashdot is concerned, you are just +1 in their visitor log. If this news didn't get any comments or views, it would be the best filter against this kind of stories in the future.
    • This is educational. It's meant to show the rest of us how long we can expect to stay married if we become rich. We're supposed to set our "succubus peril" models to start running today.

      (Granted, she might actually like him for not his money. Maybe he checked her facebook history first to make sure she didn't seem greedy.)

  • by michaelmalak (91262) <michael@michaelmalak.com> on Sunday May 20, 2012 @08:37AM (#40056401) Homepage
    For a while last night, the front page of cnn.com read, "Days after his company made its stock market debut, Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan." The new cycle has shortened so much that even journalists now make the error of thinking several days have elapsed when only 24 hours have.
  • by theodp (442580) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @09:44AM (#40056681)

    1. Bill Gates [about.com], age 39. 2. Larry Page [go.com], age 34. 3. Sergey Brin [washingtonpost.com], age 33. 4. Steve Jobs [about.com], 36. 5. Larry Ellison [wikipedia.org], 23, 33, 39, 59 (currently divorced).

  • Better not piss her off Mark.

  • by nurb432 (527695)

    There goes that fortune. Easy come, easy go.

  • Slowly but surely, I'm beginning to think it would be time to introduce editor moderation.

  • by Red_Chaos1 (95148) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @12:24PM (#40057471)

    ...he begins modifying the terms of marriage to continually erode her privacy to monetize her.

  • think about it: a geek getting married; this is always front-page news.
  • IANAL, and thus I can only conjecture based on hearsay that any prenuptial agreement Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Chan may have signed may prove pointless. If they had a previous written or oral agreement to treat assets like community property or she was promised lifetime support, despite the fact that both partners knew they were not married at the time, she may be entitled to support or property rights under California contract law.

  • I will wager that in 10 years, if she decides to practice medicine after having completed med school, she will be making more money than him. Facebook is on a giant bubble that will pop before then.

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