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SHOULD LAW FIRMS BAN USE OF FACEBOOK AT WORK?

I predict that we will look back on this discussion in a few years, and find it hard to believe we were dealing with this. Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Martindale-Hubbell Connected, or any of a number of other Social Media networking sites, when managed strategically, they have the...

Lady Gaga Beats President Obama to 10 Million Facebook Fans, Prince Goes Nowhere

At the same time Lady Gaga takes over the Social Media spotlight from the President, Prince announces that the Internet is nowhere and his next album will only be a CD. No surprise what Lady Gaga is doing since "Gaga's Facebook fans organized "National Lady Gaga Day." The accompanying...

Facebook - 500 Million, But What Happens When Friends Die?

Growth at Facebook has been unbelievable and not a surprise that its user rolls will get to 500 million , but last fall a childhood friend died, and a few months later I was taken aback after Facebook asked me to post on his wall. Since so many new Facebook users are grandparents and over 60 more and...

Haunted by Your Social Media Past

One Author Proposes Seemingly-Simple Solution Stacy Snyder is becoming a social media icon for all of the wrong reasons. You may have heard about her situation, as a 25-year-old student teacher, Snyder posted a now-famous (infamous) photo of herself sporting a pirate hat and drinking from a plastic...

Things You Shouldn't Share with Your Facebook Friends

This may seem obvious to many or us, but it is almost always better to be overly-cautious in the age of identity theft. The Huffington Post just published a list of the 13 Things You Shouldn't Tell Your Facebook Friends . Why not? You might ask? According to the article, your page is subject to unintended...

Facebook Now Accounts for 25% of All U.S. Pageviews

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...

Service Of Process Through Facebook

Courts are increasingly willing to accept service through Facebook and other social media platforms when other methods fail. United States Mpafe v. Mpafe , Hennepin County, MN No. 27-FA-11-3453: Authorized service of divorce proceedings on defendant, who was believed to have left the country, by...

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...

Want a Job? Clean up Your Online Image

Quick question: What comes up when someone searches for your name in Google? Go ahead, try it. (For an accurate look, open up a different browser from the one you normally use, so you're not "contaminating" your results with personalized Google results.) What do you see? Are these results...

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...