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Facebook Strikes Again! ‘People You May Know Section Lands Bigamist in Big Trouble

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What's not to like about this story?

If you saw the movie “The Social Network” then you kind of already know why Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook. Codes, connections, blah, blah, blah.

But you have to imagine that as the site has evolved rapidly and dramatically, Zuckerberg finds different stories that somehow change the meaning of his own internal mission for the global phenomenon.

Like this one: A man in Washington has pleaded guilty to bigamy after his first and current wife learned he had a second wife, according to the New York Daily News. How did she find out? A photo of her husband with another woman in a wedding dress popped up in her “People You May Know” section.

Awesome, right?

It wasn’t just that it was a photo of a bride with a guest at her wedding. It was a bride with this man cutting a wedding cake at their wedding.

Alan O’Neill, 42, married his first wife in 2001 and they broke-up in 2009, although the marriage was never actually severed. According to his attorney, he never meant to commit bigamy and is “extremely embarrassed and remorseful.”

His second marriage is being annulled while the wheels on his first divorce are finally in motion.

Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t commented on the story, but surely this will be a news clipping he’ll keep in his Special file so when he tells his grandkids the story of what he created one day, this tale will be close to the top — because you just can’t make this stuff up.

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