Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan on their wedding day.
Weddings are always a big deal, but some transcend the usual hoopla and well-wishing. Will and Kate. Kim and Kris. Luke and Laura, for those who remember “General Hospital.”
To that list, you can now add Mark and Priscilla. While there was no elaborate run-up to thenuptials of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, the weekend wedding of Facebook’s co-founder has certainly captured the world’s attention.
Consider this number, for instance: Since word got out late Saturday about the surprise ceremony, more than 1 million Facebook subscribers have clicked the Like button forZuckerberg’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 wedding page 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 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]