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Zuckerberg weds longtime girlfriend

Original post made on May 20, 2012

Trading his hoodie for a dark suit and tie, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, at their Palo Alto home on Saturday, May 19.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, May 20, 2012, 9:23 AM

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Posted by ThumbsUp
a resident of another community
on May 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

Best wishes to the happy couple!

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Posted by Howard
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Pretty lame that this paper/website was asleep at the switch in covering this Palo Alto event.

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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on May 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Congratulations! It has been such a busy week for this local couple. I wish them the best for the future!

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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on May 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

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 ;) ).

[Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]

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Posted by Palo Parent
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm

OO: "bottom-feeding lawyer" is somewhat redundant don't you think?

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Posted by Geez
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on May 21, 2012 at 12:54 am

@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.

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Posted by lighten up
a resident of Palo Verde
on May 21, 2012 at 9:57 am

@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.

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Posted by Just Asking
a resident of another community
on May 21, 2012 at 10:16 am

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....

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Posted by here and now
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

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.

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Posted by local palo altan
a resident of Green Acres
on May 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

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.

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Posted by moi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

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!

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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.

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Posted by Leeann
a resident of Fairmeadow
on May 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

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!!

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Posted by Liindzi
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Who cares? Facebook bites....this is not newsworthy. Facebook is being investigated for privacy concerns, that is newsworthy.

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Posted by for real
a resident of Fairmeadow
on May 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

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!

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Posted by bobbi fox
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Congradulations for a Happy and Long Lasting Marriage

and welcome to the Neighborhood ~

You qualify for our next block party by address !


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Posted by fb & your privacy
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm

"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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