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on May 20, 2012
Best wishes to the happy couple!
Pretty lame that this paper/website was asleep at the switch in covering this Palo Alto event.
Congratulations! It has been such a busy week for this local couple. I wish them the best for the future!
Had I known this before the IPO, I would have been tempted to invest.
Zuckerberg really showed his smarts with this one. If his business acumen is of like type, Facebook will be successful for years.
First, he married after the IPO and the $$$ billions he got from that. That puts the IPO money out of reach for any bottom-feeding lawyer that would convince his wife to divorce and take 1/2 of it (well.. 1/10 of it after the lawyer ;) ).
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OO: "bottom-feeding lawyer" is somewhat redundant don't you think?
@Howard: That's a rude comment. This isn't TMZ or the Nat'l Enquirer. And there is a security guard posted outside his house all the time. Never know, maybe the news was simply respecting their privacy.
@Howard - Relax!
The news has been full of reports about how even the guests at the party didn't know there was going to be a wedding.
Anybody else notice in the NBS Nightly News segment on this that it looks like Priscilla has a baby bump? Went back and froze the picture and it is pretty noticeable. Timing may be due to something other than IPO....
Damn! I wanted to marry him! Talk about a "catch"!
Seriously, I wish them well and hope they will be a
foundation power couple like Bill and Melinda Gates.
Lots of pressures on lives like these. I wish them both well, lots of happiness together. The way they deftly handled the fishbowl to have a normal, close wedding bodes well.
Please do not minimize the importance of Priscilla Chan when writing a headline or covering this story.
The media seem to think that Ms. Chan is only incidental.
Takes two to marry.
Priscilla & Mark, I wish you all the best!
Yeah, their privacy issues was important to them, so it sounds like they had at least partial control over the media re their wedding - good for them & that was good for the neighborhood.
Finishing medical school is a big deal & offers a celebratory reprieve before continuing training.
There was some article headline I read saying that Dr. Chan (my use of title, not the article's) was Silicon Valley's Kate Middleton re fashion. Really? Please. Not only was that a stupid reach, it seemed to not even take into account Dr. Chan's most recent accomplishment - & I'm not talking her newlywed status. It's sad that her academic accomplishment is so overlooked due to her husband's success.
They are people just like you and me who wanted privacy from the media and paparatzi!! They work hard and deserve respect just the same! Besides, the info came out on FB late Sat evening! CONGRATS TO THEM BOTH for ALL their achievements!!
Who cares? Facebook bites....this is not newsworthy. Facebook is being investigated for privacy concerns, that is newsworthy.
This seems like a huge publicity stunt since the stock tanked the day before. Their outfits and smiles look thrown together. I don't believe in mining personal info or fake weddings. Long live the FBook holdouts!
Congradulations for a Happy and Long Lasting Marriage
and welcome to the Neighborhood ~
You qualify for our next block party by address !
"Facebook & Your Privacy," Consumer Reports, June 2012, p. 24 -
I strongly recommend reading this current article:
I emphasize that because it's NOT an outmoded view.
People are being told to be cool and be extremely casual about fb use.
Some of us are smarter.
A selection: "Your data is shared more widely than you may wish. Even if you have restricted your information to be seen by friends only, a friend who is using a Facebook app could allow your data to be transferred to a third party without your knowledge."
"...some critics worry that the very existence of such a massive repository of personal data demands extraordinary protections and controls."
Gee, guess who's a FOO (friend of Obama)?
Like "for real," I cannot believe the naivete of the public in handing over their permanent posts, photos, etc. to fb. Incredible potential for misuse - stalkers, friends who are not really friends, medical/insurance, employer invasion of personal privacy, political/government use/surveillance, competitive issues (as some businesses claim with Yelp)
And there's no one to get on the phone about this if it arises.
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