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Farmville, WOW named in divorce suit

Social networking ruining marriages.

Online multiplayer games such as Farmville and Word of Warcraft are being cited as evidence in divorce and custody cases, according to USA Today.

The same applies to social networking sites. The American Academy of Matriomonial Lawyers reports that 81 per cent of its members have dealt with evidence from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and the like in the past five years.

USA Today lists this case as an example: "Father seeks custody of the kids, claiming (among other things) that his ex-wife never attends the events of their young ones. Subpoenaed evidence from the gaming site World of Warcraft tracks her there with her boyfriend at the precise time she was supposed to be out with the children. Mom loves Facebook's Farmville, too, at all the wrong times."

Only in America. Or not - late last year, British website Divorce-Online reported the word "Facebook" appeared in around one-in-five divorce petitions being dealt with.

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