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Facebook Involved in 20% of American Divorces

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Any service which allows you to casually contact your high school girlfriend should be charged with entrapment.

Although seen as a great social networking tool for personal and professional relationships, Facebook can't help but be used for millions of extramarital meetups. No surprise there, considering mutual interests and "scantily clad mirror" photos are on full display. Coupled with the faceless interaction, inhibitions lower and flirtation rises. The sexually frustrated aren't made of stone, people!

But when a marriage is on the rocks in an era of browser histories and email auto-logins, spouses will inevitably check Facebook for any traces of late night rendezvous. And now that half a billion people use the service, there's going to be a lot of private "poking."

So much so that a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers shows that one in five American divorces involve Facebook and an astonishing 80% of divorce lawyers noticed a spike in social media being used to track infidelity.

Facebook was the medium of choice among cheaters -- 66% of lawyers cited it as a primary source of evidence in a divorce case. Still ruining relationships is MySpace with 15% and coming in third is Twitter with 5%. Apparently, some folks choose to keep their affairs brief.

Despite its inclusion in many divorces, Facebook isn't strictly to blame, marriage counselor Terry Real told the Daily Mail. "Before it was email, then before that it was the phone. The problem is not Facebook, it is the loss of love in your marriage."

Tell that to the millions of "Girls' Night Out" photo albums on the site.
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