Weddings are always a big deal, but some transcend the usual hoopla and well-wishing. Will and Kate. Kim and Kris. Luke and Laura.
To that list, you can now add Mark and Priscilla. While there was no run-up to the nuptials of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, the weekend wedding of Facebook's co-founder has certainly captured the world's attention.
Since word got out late Saturday about the secret ceremony earlier in the day, more than 1 million Facebook subscribers have clicked the Like button for Zuckerberg's change of status to "married." In a less precise sampling, of the 731 comments at this time, "congrats!" seems to be the favored message to the newlyweds, with a "mazel tov!" here and a "woo-hoo!" there.
Chan's status update on Facebook, meanwhile, has garnered more than 39,000 likes.
The wedding ceremony was a modest one, especially considering Zuckerberg's status as the gazillionaire sovereign of the world's largest social network, which late last week raised roughly $16 billion in a ferociously hyped IPO. Fewer than 100 guests were in attendance, having arrived for what they thought would be a med school graduation party for Chan, according to the Associated Press account of the event.
The question for Emily Post is, do Zuckerberg and Chan have to write thank-yous for all those likes?
[Via The Next Web]