If Your Estranged Wife Doesn't 'Like' Your Facebook Status, That's Not A Reason To Attack Her

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We’ve noted that there are different types of social cues in this era of social networking. For example, how should you respond to seeing that it’s someone’s birthday on Facebook? There are also all sorts of questions about when you should change your “relationship status,” and what that means. And then there’s the “to like or not to like” question in responding to the status updates of others. But, no matter what the questions are around the proper etiquette, I think we can all agree that attacking your estranged wife for not “liking” your status update about your dead mother is entirely inappropriate (story found via Kashmir Hill).

Police said Apolinar, 36, posted an update on his Facebook page about the anniversary of his mother’s death and became angry after his wife, who he only recently separated from, did not click the “like” button to show she appreciated his comment.

Apolinar was allegedly drunk when he confronted his wife of 15 years at her home while dropping off his children on Tuesday night.

“That’s amazing everyone ‘likes’ my status but you, you’re my wife. You should be the first one to ‘like’ my status,” he allegedly told her.

One wonders if she’ll “like” his status update concerning his arrest and upcoming court appearance.

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Rikuo (profile) says:

Mike, I actually don’t want to sound like all those who attack you over the fact that some of your stories aren’t about tech or law or whatnot…
But in this case, I have to agree with them, at least somewhat. It’s a standard case of domestic violence (although I doubt domestic is the correct term, seeing as how the man and woman were separated…). The article says he was drunk. What he said about Facebook was just an excuse, nothing more.

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