Would you update your Facebook relationship status at the altar?

By andy

Over a million people have already watched the video of a groom updating his Facebook relationship status in between being “pronounced man and wife” and “kissing the bride”.

It was meant as a joke — “we really don’t Facebook THAT often” said the groom — but it proves, if proof were needed, how pervasive social networking now is.

You can bet at least a couple of people in the assembled congregation were tweeting the event or sending photos to Facebook or Flickr on the fly.

I wouldn’t be surprised if someone has lifecast their wedding, though it would be interesting to see how the some church policies would deal with that (when I got married, the pastor wouldn’t even allow normal video cameras to be used inside the church, though my dad snuck one in)

Marriage proposals have been made via Twitter. Those who haven’t already discovered Mr or Mrs Right online are using the Net to find them. It was only a matter of time.

I’m sure there are some who’ll disapprove of technology “getting in the way” of these kinds of occasions, but if it brings people together (possibly even those who can’t attend the event in person) then why not?

You’d expect this kind of thing at geek weddings, of course, but I’m all for seeing it go mainstream.

I just hope there was no tweeting from the honeymoon suite.

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