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Who gets the Facebook friends?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s an item that presents a novel twist for divorce lawyers.

There have been plenty of cases in which a parting couple decide who gets pets or unique property.

And social media has become one of the routine sources to mine evidence and information.

But what happens when the couple has maintained a joint account on Facebook or some other social media site? Who gets the friends? Who gets to keep the Farmville dollars they have collected?

Anita Ramasastry, a law professor in Washington state, looks at these issues in a piece entitled, “Divorce, Digital Identities, and Virtual Property.”