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Hitwise recently reported that 1 in every 4 pageviews in the US is on Facebook,
and also incredible is Facebook's claim that people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook.
Astonishing growth made even more amazing by realizing that the second place,
and far behind Facebook, is YouTube with 6.39% of US pageviews and third place
Google at 5.32% of US pageviews! To make Facebook's 25% of US pageviews even
more significant is that comScore reported that Facebook's growth in the past year was 55% over
the preceding year. Pretty heady stuff, but the biggest questions of all are-
where are we headed with Social Media and will the growth continue at this kind
Get Ready for Interesting Litigation
It's not hard to conclude that the
more Social Media activity, the more likely that communications between
individuals will be evidence in lawsuits. Just one more reason that individuals
who participate in Social Media should be thoughtful about what they post of
Social Media sites, since items posted on the Internet have a way of surviving
forever as Google CEO Eric Schmidt and some people may
decide they need to change their identifies because of what they've said and on
Social Media sites. Otherwise I recommend this advice - Don't say anything on a
Social Media site that you wouldn't want a jury to see. If jury hears something
once they may believe, if a jury hears something said twice they start
believing it's true, but if a jury sees a posting on a Facebook they will
believe it's true!