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reports that Facebook became the most visited website in the US for the
first time. Kind of takes your breath away that a social media site is getting
more traffic than the largest search engine in the US. Since Facebook
just went over 400 million users this was probably inevitable, but since
Facebook is also starting its own email system, Titan, it's likely Facebook
traffic will continue to expand.
Internet Jurisdiction Makes Life Interesting
My friend Victoria Van Buren
blogged about my Texas Bar Journal Article for March about Internet
Jurisdiction, but the March 2010 issue is entitled "The Attorney and Social
Media" and here are other articles of interest:
My friend John Browning organized these articles which I think are most
timely and interesting.
3rd Circuit Bars Child Porn Prosecution of Teen in Sexting Photo
Some headline in the ABA
Journal that "upheld an injunction that bars the child pornography
prosecution of a teen girl in Pennsylvania who appeared topless in a photo that
ended up on high school students' cell phones." The court did reach the
question whether sexting photos are free speech protected under the First
Amendment because the prosecutor over-reacted and threatened the teenager.
Unfortunately we will continue to see more sexting cases as Web 2.0 grows
whether we like it or not.
A recent study also shows that sites such as USA today, Etsy, People, ESPN for example, are getting a larger percentage of their traffic from social media sites than from search engines. Yes social sites are the "next search"
My friend Victoria Van Buren blogged about my Texas Bar Journal Article for March about Internet Jurisdiction