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This could make family dinners a tad awkward.

Mark Zuckerberg's sister, Arielle, is now a Google employee, following the search engine giant's acquisition of Wildfire Interactive this week.

Arielle's blog lists her occupation as the junior product manager for the social media marketing firm. Here's a photo of Zuckerberg's sister:

Arielle Zuckerberg Photo

Arielle previously offered constructive criticism of her brother's company's site, which just went public this summer, and its overhaul last fall.

Arielle's not the only Zuckerberg sibling in the business, either. Randi Zuckerberg, the former director of marketing for Facebook, left last August.

Randi Zuckerberg is now an executive producer for Silicon Valley, a Bravo show that is controversially bringing Hollywood voyeurism to tech.

Randi tweeted about Arielle's move on Tuesday, teasing Mark a bit in the process. The Zuckerberg siblings also have another sister, Donna.

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Lowell Turpin confronted his girlfriend, allegedly with violence, over an alleged affair he felt she was having with a handsome man on Facebook.

The man Crystal Gray befriended - and whose photo was on her page - was actually presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Suspicious that his live-in girlfriend was having an affair, the Tennessee man spotted the photo of an unknown guy and quickly became irate.

Lowell Turpin Mug Shot

A flustered Turpin, 40, “angrily demanded to know who the male was,” reported Anderson County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Department investigators.

Gray, 38, “replied that it was a picture of Mitt Romney.”

Despite being informed that the man on Gray’s wall is the GOP candidate for President, and has 2,904,374 other friends, Turpin was not placated.

Gray said that her boyfriend “became upset because she was attempting to communicate with friends through her Facebook account.”

In a subsequent tussle over the laptop, Gray’s hand was injured as she unsuccessfully tried to stop Turpin form smashing the computer.

Gray told deputies that Turpin, pictured in the above mug shot, also punched her in the face during the encounter, which he denies.

In any case, he's in jail, and Romney sure is handsome.

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San Diego Padres fan Travis Decker learned the hard way over the weekend that Facebook and baseball don't always mix. At least not live baseball.

He was struck hard by a foul ball in the upper deck of the right field stands at Petco Park while attempting to "check in" to the stadium on his phone.

Decker was too busy trying to update the universe that he was at Petco, he failed to pay attention to the exciting action at Petco. To his own detriment.

That's gotta hurt, but give Travis credit for being a good sport at least:

This is the second most embarrassing video to come out of America's Finest City in the past week, with the first being the epic San Diego fireworks fail.

Pull it together, SD!

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First, Twitter. Now, Facebook. Kim Kardashian is out to shakeup the online world.

A couple weeks after she changed her photo on one social network, the large-breasted reality star has gone ahead and done the same on another, shocking her nearly 10 million Facebook fans in the process and leading to a multitude of pressing questions:

Why the choice of black-and-white? At whom is Kim staring? What is with the lack of cleavage?

Ogle for yourself and then sound off below...

Kim Kardashian Facebook Pic

What do you think of the new Facebook profile pic?

 

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Facebook's botched IPO might be the least of its problems.

Surveys say that while it remains the undisputed king of social media, a significant number of users are bored and tuning out the site these days.

According to a new poll by Reuters and research firm Ipsos, roughly a third of Facebook users, and climbing, are feeling increasingly "meh" about it.

The poll of 1,000 Americans also showed that 80 percent of Facebook users have never purchased a product or service because of an ad on there.

Facebook Boredom

Whatever advertising techniques companies are currently using to grab your cash simply isn't working, in other words ... not good news for Zuck.

Unsurprisingly, the survey found that users between the ages of 18-34 were the most active, while just 29 percent of people over 55 are on it.

People who spend a great deal of time on the network are more frequently becoming victims of what the researchers call "Facebook fatigue."

This leads them to spend less and less time checking in with friends and browsing the profiles of their peers, instead turning their attention elsewhere.

What do you think? Have your Facebook habits changed? Do you use other social media platforms more now, and if so, which? And why?

NOTE: You can FOLLOW THG on Twitter and Google+ as well as Facebook for your celebrity gossip and news needs, however you like them!

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Word to the wise: Do not do this, even in jest.

Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr., a Miami college student, plans to plead guilty in federal court to threatening President Barack Obama on Facebook.

His attorney says he intends to plead guilty to one count of threatening to kill or harm the president. Just a figure of speech, you're thinking?

Not really. He threatened to "put a bullet in the president's head." And asked if any of his friends "wanted to help" in a presidential assassination.

Mr. President

Serrapio, 20, faces a maximum five-year prison sentence, but is not likely to receive that. He attends Miami-Dade College ... for now anyway.

There's no indication that Serrapio intended to act on the threats, but still. One can see how his word choice might have indicated otherwise.

When Ted Nugent looks tame compared to you, it might be time to tone it down.

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Safe to say technology doesn't necessarily make criminals any smarter.

A band of Colombian hooligans robbed an Internet cafe recently, at gunpoint. According to the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, the alleged thieves pretended to be cafe customers before pulling out weapons and cleaning out the register.

That left some down time, however, and it was their undoing.

Robber

No, this is not the actual guy. But we like to imagine he dressed like this.

One member of this roving, non-tech-savvy band of hooligans couldn't resist checking his Facebook account from one of the computers, which he then left open.

Having forgotten to log out of Facebook, police found his name, then quickly matched it to an address and met him at his house, where they busted him.

This first-ballot Dumb Criminal Hall of Fame inductee made it a banner day in the history of law enforcement. Rarely is an arrest gift-wrapped quite like that.

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Quite the week for Mark Zuckerberg.

The Facebook founder and CEO married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan in a casual, intimate wedding at his Palo Alto, Calif., home on Saturday.

The couple, both 28, met at Harvard and have been going steady for nine years. They got hitched in front of about 100 family members and friends.

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg

The wedding guests reportedly thought they had gathered merely to celebrate Chan's graduation from medical school at the University of California.

Surprise, surprise.

Just one day earlier, Mark made one of the most anticipated moves in finance history in Facebook's IPO, taking his company public at last.

A company spokeswoman said Zuckerberg designed the wedding ring for Priscilla Chan himself, and it featured "a very simple ruby."

And yes, Zuckerberg made it official and public by, of course, changing his status on Facebook from "In a Relationship" to "Married."

He also shared the cute pic above. Congrats!

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Call it the most disappointing $16 billion raised in investment history.

Facebook stock is off to a rocky start after its highly anticipated initial public offering (IPO), jumping more than 10 percent in the first few minutes of trading before sellers swept into the market and that gain evaporated.

“The stock is trading right at the IPO price,” one expert told the L.A. Times. “They didn’t want that in a million years. A traditional IPO is up 10% or 15%.”

Zuckerberg Rings Bell

The stock most recently hovered at about $40, only $2 above what shares were priced at late Thursday. Shares touched $38 multiple times during trading.

Investors also had to deal with a nearly three-hour delay for the stock to open. The Nasdaq kept the stock halted as it processed a crush of buy and sell orders.

The inauspicious opening after the Facebook IPO suggests that retail investors paid close attention to reports of soft financials and big selling by insiders.

Still, Facebook raised $16 billion in what will go down as the third-largest public offering in U.S. history and the biggest ever for a technology company.

Could be worse, right? Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg rang the Nasdaq opening bell from company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Eduardo Saverin, one of the company's co-founders, made news this week by giving up U.S. citizenship as a means of limiting his tax liability.

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Eduardo Saverin, the billionaire Facebook co-founder portrayed by Andrew Garfield in The Social Network, is no longer an American citizen.

Saverin, 30, renounced the U.S. citizenship he gained as a teenager in advance of the company's impending IPO, a move met with criticism.

He's accused of trying to skip out on taxes with the move, though the Brazilian-born resident of Singapore has done nothing illegal at any point.

Saverin

Eduardo Saverin co-founded Facebook at age 21, was forced out two years later, sued CEO Mark Zuckerberg and ultimately settled out of court.

He was given a share of the company that left him phenomenally wealthy.

His stake, 4 percent of the company, will most likely be worth more than $3 billion when Facebook goes public Friday. Hence his exit now.

Saverin joins a growing number of people giving up U.S. citizenship, a move that can trim their tax liabilities when residing in lower-tax nations.

Said Tom Goodman, a spokesman for Saverin, in an e-mailed statement:

“Eduardo recently found it more practical to become a resident of Singapore since he plans to live there for an indefinite period of time.”

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