Without Facebook, I would have learned of this tidbit of family gossip only at the whim of my wife. Some months down the road we'd have a conversation along the lines of
Me: I wonder if nephew got accepted...
Wife: What! Of course he was accepted, you knew that!
Me: No I didn't.
Wife: Oh you definitely did. My sister told me back in March and I told you right away. Don't be stupid!
Me: Yes dear, I'm sure you are right.
As it is, I know the news and my wife, not having talked to her sister in the past 2 hours (a record), doesn't.
Going to be a good day.