Facebook is cited as evidence for 33% of all UK divorces in 2011, reports ZDnet.That number is up from 20% in 2009.
These numbers come from Divorce Online, which randomly sampled 5,000 divorce filings each year.
Troubled couples repeatedly brought up three Facebook-related complaints as cause to divorce, usually after the couple was in a trial separation — seeing inappropriate messages to the opposite sex, publicly writing nasty comments about a spouse, or Facebook friends continually reporting a spouse’s behaviour as “offensive.”
By comparison, Twitter was cited in 0.4% of divorces.
What does it mean to you that Facebook increasingly appears in divorce filings?
UPDATE: A commenter says that Divorce Online’s study is inaccurate and points us to a different report indicating that Facebook is actually mentioned in just 5% of UK divorce filings.