Twitter groom: Maryland's own Dana Hanna
Dana Hanna had news that just couldn't wait:
"Standing at the altar with Tracy Page where just a second ago, she became my wife! Gotta go, time to kiss my bride."
Yes, friends, he changed his Facebook relationship status and Twittered his marriage vows. Is he the first? Probably, but certainly the Maryland software architect is the first to use YouTube to post the moment, which just erupted into latest viral video sensation.
The couple got engaged in June and broke the news on Facebook. "We're very text-centric, our family and friends are text-centric," Hanna told us Wednesday. "We just changed our relationship status to 'engaged' and everyone started calling us."
Picture the scene at their Nov. 21 wedding: The pastor has just said, "I now pronounce you husband and wife." Hanna (nicknamed the "Software Jedi") whips out his iPhone and begins typing, then reaches into his jacket and hands the bride her BlackBerry.
"It's official on Facebook, it's official in my book," concluded the pastor, who was in on the joke. Hanna's new wife was not.
Luckily for him, Page loved it, and he posted it for friends who couldn't be at the wedding. "I didn't expect to see it on CNN and Fox News," said Hanna. "I'm amazed that so many people think it's so funny."
Others, not so much. His pastor and church are lying low for the moment. But Hanna's boss, capitalizing on his newfound fame, asked him to tweet a discount code for Next Day Pets, a pet supply Web site based in Edgewater, near Annapolis. Just don't expect random thoughts from the newlywed: "I'm not one of those people. I only Twitter the things that are meaningful -- or funny."
The Reliable Source
December 3, 2009; 1:02 AM ET
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