Cory Booker says social media, something Ashton Kutcher pushed him to embrace, enables him to reach and listen to thousands of his constitutes, making governing collaborative. He connected with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg because the two believe the U.S. is “woefully falling short” when it comes to education.
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A New York high school student who was sued for allegedly hurting a classmate during a tennis match must show why information on the classmate’s private social media accounts is relevant to his defense against the suit.
Litigants cannot go on a “fishing expedition” for information and must have a good-faith basis to request access to another party’s private social media accounts, Judge Joseph J. Maltese of the Richmond County Supreme Court said.
If you’re interested in social media and how to get started – or if you’ve dipped your feet in the water but want to do much more – then make sure to attend FindLaw’s Social Media: Fish Where the Fish Are webcast. This free one-hour webcast describes why social media is the present and the future of online legal marketing, and how your firm can use tools like Facebook, Twitter and blogs to connect with clients and prospects.
It takes place this Wednesday, January 16th and there are two sessions to choose from – noon EST and 4 p.m. EST. (more…)
Ravi Gupta, CTO of the start-up enkidu7, was part of an IACP Conference panel, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, that focused on social media technologies and law enforcement.
An expert in behavioral science, Gupta is working to develop new technology that will combine social media data with predictive analytics to help forecast and understand crime.
Here’s a quick check-in with our friends over at Westlaw Insider to see what’s been going on in the legal world this past week:
Social media has greatly impacted the practice of law. Ultimately, what lawyers—who use social media tools—need to know is that while the game may have changed, the same ethical rules apply.
Rapid employment of social media sites in day-to-day marketing and business plans has produced legal headaches for in-house and outside counsel. Two particular questions that can produce those headaches are: Who actually owns those social media assets that are developed, accessed, and often controlled by company employees? And what are the implications of ownership issues among a company’s social media assets?
As the day of the United States Supreme Court opinion on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act neared, the editors who work on the United States Code Annotated (USCA) prepared for potentially widespread effects on Thomson Reuters’ USCA publication. The potentially massive breadth of the opinion posed a significant challenge. The team predicted at least four options for the practical statutory results of the Supreme Court’s opinion.
As Google Inc continues to compete with Facebook in the mobile social media space, photo editing has become more and more important. In order to compete with Facebook’s Instagram, Google purchased Nik Software, which makes the photo editing application Snapseed. If Google’s investment pays off, its top shareholders should reap benefits.
Here’s a quick check-in with our friends over at Westlaw Insider to see what’s been going on in the legal world this week:
With August being the “back to school” month for everyone from preschoolers to law students, WI is looking at recent important developments in education law throughout the month. The second installment (read the first installment here) focuses on bullying and the question of whether anyone is legally liable.
For most practicing attorneys, finding even one extra minute in the day to devote to something new is a monumental task. So how can practicing attorneys find the time to engage in social media? It can be done, but multitasking skills are a must, moderation is the key to success and Twitter is the social network of choice.
In the “Jury Verdict of the Week“ Progressive was ordered to pay $11M in punitive damages to Insureds.