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The Tweet Heard Around the World

News of Osama Bin Laden's death did not come from a major new outlet, it spread virally around the world through a tweet. Late Sunday afternoon, May 1 st , the news started with a tweet from Sohaib Athar under the Twitter name of @reallyvirtual. Athar, a 33 year old information technology professional...

Flash Mob Riots: Crime in the Age of Twitter

Crime, in the age of Twitter, comes to appear as a form of cartel - that needs busting. - Will Davies, Research Fellow at Oxford University, in reference to the on-going riots in London . Much has already been written about the role of social media in the riots in London, now on their third...

Who "Owns" Your Social Media Accounts? You or Your Employer?

There is a time bomb in your company that you had better defuse. This is true whether you are employee or employer, because when it blows, both sides will be out lots of time and money, including plenty in attorney's fees. Not that we attorneys don't want your money; it's just that some of...

10 Tips for Navigating Defamation Issues in Social Media

By Mary Gately and Victoria Bruno Online and social media have revolutionized the way companies interact with their customers - allowing them to target customer interests and engage customers much more directly. Entering into the world of social media, however, may pose reputational challenges. On...