Woman Finds Out About Husband’s Other Wife on Facebook

A Washington woman got quite a surprise when Facebook’s “People You May Know” feature reportedly recommended a potential contact. The two women certainly had something in common: a husband.

The woman’s identity has remained anonymous, so we will call her Wife 1. She was perusing the popular social networking site when she says she saw the other woman, who we will call Wife 2, suggested by Facebook as a person she may know. She clicked on the woman’s profile and saw photos of the woman standing next to a wedding cake — along with Wife’s 1 estranged husband. That’s when Wife 1 did what any logical person would do: She called her mother-in-law.


The court documents show that it was an effective strategy. As reported in USA Today, “An hour later the defendant arrived at [Wife No. 1's] apartment, and she asked him several times if they were divorced,” court records show. “The defendant said, ‘No, we are still married.’” He then begged her not to tell anyone about the dual marriage and promised that he would correct the situation, but Wife 1 alerted the authorities.

According to the charges filed in Pierce County Court, Alan L. O’Neill married Wife 1 in 2001, moved out in 2009, and allegedly changed his name and remarried a year later, skipping the step of getting divorced from Wife 1. Now he is charged with bigamy and facing up to a year in jail if convicted.

Source: Yahoo News

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Facebook: Who’s Viewed Your Profile?

If you’ve spent more than five minutes online, you’ve probably seen an ad that promises “find out who’s searching for you.” It sounds like a scam, but is it possible? Can someone find out if you’ve been looking at their Facebook or LinkedIn profile? Can you tell if someone’s unfriended you?

I put in a call to Facebook and spoke with their technical folks, the truth is, NO ONE can see who’s been on your Facebook page. There are no features buried in the Facebook settings with that data. There are no apps that can unearth that info. Facebook says it is one of the most common scam come-ons on the site. Don’t fall for it; you cannot see who’s looking at your profile.


BUT there are apps and tools to see who’s unfriended you. Facebook tries to squelch these apps, but I found a couple — one that you download to your computer called UnFriend Finder and one for Android called Friends Checker. Sign in, and they store a list of your friends.  Then every time you check back, it tells you who’s no longer on the list.

For Twitter, Qwitter does the same thing, telling you who’s unfollowed you each week.

LinkedIn is a popular social networking site that lets you connect with professional associates and keep your work activities up to date, and it DOES let you see who’s viewed your profile. Another professional site for academics and researchers called Academia.edu has the same useful feature.

Source: Yahoo News

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