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Tech-obsessed groom stops wedding to update Facebook page

A gadget-loving groom stopped his own wedding so that he could update his Facebook status while stood at the altar.

Dana Hanna, who was getting married to his bride in the United States, has emerged as an overnight star after posting his wedding day exploits on the internet.

The YouTube footage shows the groom stop the service and get his mobile out in order to write about his special day on the social networking site Twitter.

"Standing at the altar with @TracyPage where just a second ago, she became my wife! Gotta go, time to kiss my bride," he posted.

What's more, he also took the time to update his Facebook status from 'single' to 'married' before the ceremony was over.

Despite having come in for some criticism for the stunt from online commentators, Mr Hanna has insisted that using social networking sites are, for him, the best means of keeping in touch with friends and family, suggesting that they are not only useful for spreading news of an engagement but also for organising a stag weekend.

This comes soon after the 'Beach Mate' application, which is designed to help people organise group holidays such as stag parties, was launched on Facebook.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19512134-ADNFCR