Zuckerberg's married status gets 1 million likes

Once word got out that Facebook's CEO had married Priscilla Chan in a secret ceremony, the rush to like Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook status update began.

Weddings are always a big deal, but some transcend the usual hoopla and well wishing. Wills and Kate. Kim and Kris. Luke and Laura.

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg on their wedding day. (Credit: Facebook)

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 on 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 favoured 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 initial public offering (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 CNET

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