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This Viral Photo Was Forcing A Conversation About The Right Time To Share Relationship Info On Social Media

“It’s not official until it’s on Instagram!” That’s the gag-ensuing line you hear when a couple goes from casually dating to 100 percent exclusive. The same goes for Facebook. If you’ve recently gotten married, the first thing you do is change your status from single to married. It’s a big deal especially to those that live on the internet. Changing your status on Facebook is every person’s dream — if, again, you want the whole world to know about your life. If you are indeed one of those people — and we’re not shaming anyone for it — the real question is: when do you make that online change? When do you choose to inform your Facebook friends that you’re finally officially married? Do you wait until you’ve gotten back from your honeymoon? Or do you do it sooner, perhaps on your wedding night? 

A couple named Danielle and James decided the perfect time to change their Facebook status from single to married was in the middle of their ceremony.

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The image was posted on a Facebook group titled “That’s It, I’m Wedding Shaming” and was reported by the Daily Mail. The shamer covered the couple’s face and captioned the picture by writing, “Instead of doing a unity candle or sand ceremony, Danielle & James changed their Facebook statuses to ‘married.'” 

Now we can’t say for certain this couple chose to change their status to married at that exact time, but they are clearly on their phones while standing at the altar. As the publication notes, perhaps the couple used their cell phones to read their wedding vows. 

What’s interesting about this picture is that we can’t see the reaction of their wedding guests. We’d really love to know if they’re supportive during this moment or if they’re cringing at their disrespectful timing. 

The picture was posted on a wedding shaming Facebook group and sure enough, people mocked the couple’s “tacky” behavior.

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It’s ironic, however, that people on Facebook chose to make fun of them for being on Facebook. Sure, it’s terrible timing, but it just seems like everyone is on social media at all hours of the day. This couple simply chose to do it at the most special time in their life! 

So back to our original question: When should a couple update their Facebook status from single to married?

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Some people are simply too eager to let the world know they are officially married. It’s a big deal in life, and we suppose it is normal to want to show off and tell their Facebook friends how much they’ve grown up. 

So, it’s bad to change your status from single to married on the day after your wedding?

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People probably already know that you were going to get married anyway, right? So why not update your Facebook status and get it over with? What’s the harm in that? You know people who shame you for announcing to the world about big milestones are on their phones too, they’re just not telling you about their every move. 

To be honest, social media — especially on Facebook — is so intrusive about our life that it gives us all this pressure to update, and post, and overshare. 

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This woman is correct, Facebook has no chill. They already know our every move thanks to algorithms so we just play along because they give us no choice. 

For those that are just too busy to update their status. 

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The dumb thing about changing it later is that people are probably thinking, “yeah, we know you’re married.” 

When everyone and your kid knows you’re married, so you want to make it official like several years later. 

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This is kind of cute, especially if you have kids. 

Now, remember, if you are updating your Facebook friends about your personal business don’t forget you may have to also update them about the bad stuff too. 

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There’s nothing worse than changing your status from married to single for everyone to see. We can’t just share the good, we have to share the real stuff too, even if it hurts. Also, your friends are supposed to be there for you through the good and the bad, right? On Facebook though, it’s all pretty superficial so in the end, who cares what you post. It will just live on the internet forever. 

READ: This Latina Got A Text From Her Ex Right Before His Wedding Day And Twitter Is Wrecked

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Demi Lovato And Max Enrich Call Off Engagement Two Months After Proposal

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Demi Lovato And Max Enrich Call Off Engagement Two Months After Proposal

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Update September 24, 2020

In July, Max Ehrich and Demi Lovato pronounced their love to the world. The two got engaged in Malibu and the fans were loving the cute couple. However, just weeks after getting engaged, the couple has allegedly split.

People Magazine is reporting that Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich are no longer engaged.

According to People, the couple has been on the edge of ending their relationship and finally called it quits. The couple had been engaged since July but started dating in March, just in time to be quarantined because of Covid. In an interview on “The Morning Mash Up” on SiriusXM Hits 1, Lovato admits that the quarantine sped up their relationship. This naturally led to the couple getting engaged in a matter of months together.

“It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers,” a source allegedly told People Magazine. “They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together.”

Original: Demi Lovato has had a very wild ride in recent years. The singer hit rock bottom and overdosed on drugs after years of sobriety. After all of the wild ups and downs in her life, Lovato is sharing some news that we are all celebrating, her engagement.

Demi Lovato is engaged and it is so sweet.

After four months of dating, Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich are officially engaged. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer shared the news on social media and fans are pumped. During these crazy times, any good news is so welcome by anyone.

Friends, family, and fans are pouring congratulations on the newly engaged couple.

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Love is a beautiful thing. Seeing two people share that love without pretense is something to be celebrated. Lovato gushed over her new fiancé and celebrated this new chapter in her life.

@maxehrich – I knew I loved you the moment I met you. It was something I can’t describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it firsthand but luckily you did too,” Lovato wrote in her IG caption. “I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other than my parents) flaws and all. You never pressure me to be anything other than myself. And you make me want to be the best version of myself. I’m honored to accept your hand in marriage. I love you more than a caption could express but I’m ecstatic to start a family and life with you. I love you forever my baby. My partner. Here’s to our future!!!! 😩😭❤️😍”

Ehrich shared his own tribute to their new engagement.

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“Ahhhh 💍😭💓 You are every love song, every film, every lyric, every poem, everything I could ever dream of and then some in a partner in life,” Ehrich wrote in a separate IG post. “Words cannot express how infinitely in love with you I am forever and always and then some. I cannot spend another second of my time here on Earth without the miracle of having you as my wife. here’s to forever baby 💍 ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh jeuejfjqjweuvu I’m so excited 😭😭😭 you are the most beautiful inside and out in the entire world & I couldn’t be more grateful God brought us together ❤️ 🙃💍💍💍😭I LOVE YOU SO MUCH @ddlovato AND WILL FOREVER CHERISH YOUR PURE, BEAUTIFUL, INFINITE SOUL.”

Congratulations to the new couple.

Now we wait for their wedding. Maybe she’ll pull inspiration from her “Tell Me You Love Me” music video.

READ: Demi Lovato Laughing At Herself While Rewatching ‘Camp Rock’: how awkward am I?

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Big Brands Drop Ads From Facebook To Demand The Platform To Join Fight Against Hate Speech

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Big Brands Drop Ads From Facebook To Demand The Platform To Join Fight Against Hate Speech

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Update June 29, 2020: The boycott on Facebook ads is growing faster than ever and reaching a global level. The growing demand for Facebook to target and handle hate speech and extremism on its platform has led to a far-reaching boycott of ads on the social media site.

The boycott of Facebook ads is going global.

Since the boycott was announced earlier this month, 160 companies have joined the #StopHateforProfit boycott targeting Facebook. Two major companies, Coca-Cola and Starbucks, say they are not part of the boycott. However, the two companies have announced that they will be pausing all ads on social media platforms for the month of July.

Starbucks is not officially part of the #StopHateforProfit movement but the decision is being praised by advocates.

The boycott is having a very real impact on Facebook’s business. Facebook stock lost more than $60 billion in value as more and more businesses cut advertising ties with the social media platform. The 9 percent drop in Facebook’s market prices prompted Facebook executives to begin tweaking some policies to go after hate speech.

Original: Facebook is in trouble as several major brands pull their ads from the social media platform. The coordinated move from the brands was in response to Facebook’s intentional inaction in curbing hate speech on the platform.

Facebook is facing financial troubles as major brands pull ads over the platform’s stance on hate speech.

The NAACP teamed up with other organizations to create the Stop Hate for Profit campaign. The campaign is aimed at Facebook and is calling on brands to separate from the social media platform for at least one month, July. The point of the campaign is to call out Facebook for their willingness to profit off of organizations that disseminate and amplify white nationalist rhetoric. Some of the rhetoric has been racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, and violent in nature.

“For five years, Color Of Change has called on Facebook to do the right thing and make their platform safer for the millions of Black people that use it,” reads a statement on the Color Of Change website. “From the monetization of hate speech to discrimination in their algorithms to the proliferation of voter suppression to the silencing of Black voices, Facebook has refused to take responsibility for hate, bias, and discrimination growing on their platforms.”

Brands are responding and pulling their ads from Facebook.

Recently, Verizon and Unilever joined the growing list of businesses pulling ads to stand up to Facebook’s monetization of hate speech. People have been demanding that Facebook do something to control the hate speech that has incited violence in recent years. Yet, Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, refuses to curb the violent speech on the platform.

The Anti-Defamation League laid out the reasons they are calling for the boycott.

The ADL is calling on brands to drop Facebook ads to combat what is considered as a long history of amplifying hate speech. According to the league, the social media platform routinely recommends extremist pages to users, created a loophole to allow for climate change deniers to push anti-science conspriacy theories further, and, in one example, Facebook refused to take down Holocaust denial content.

The social media platform has long been criticized for allowing misinformation to manipulate elections around the world.

Cambridge Analytica is one of the most famous cases of this happening. In the Netflix documentary “The Great Hack,” dives deep into how the firm was able to use Facebook to spread intentional misinformation to sway elections around the world. People who worked for the tech firm testified that they were able to use Facebook to target individuals who could be swayed with false information to illicit a vote for their client. It happened in several countries, including the U.S. in the 2016 elections and the U.K. during the Brexit vote.

Facebook has so far decided to remain defiant in the face of calls to do better.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is not going to be changing their policies. Instead, the company is going to keep pushing forward with its current strategy of monetizing and helping to spread the extremist and dangerous rhetoric.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Carolyn Everson, the vice president of Global Business Group at Facebook, said, “We do not make policy changes tied to revenue pressure.” She continued: “We set our policies based on principles rather than business interests.”

READ: ICE Is Using Fake Facebook Accounts To Entrap Migrants Even Though Facebook Has Warned The Government To Stop

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