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Want a Job? Clean up Your Online Image
Posted on 8 Jun 2012 by Alison Monahan

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... Read More

Facebook Moves to Dismiss Complaint Based On Use of Minors’ “Likes”
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

A recent class action on behalf of California minors takes aim at Facebook for its practices regarding the use of Facebook members' names, likenesses, and preferences. The plaintiffs allege, among other things, that Facebook encourages its users to... Read More

Facebook Passwords: The New Unlawful Surveillance of the Work Place
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by John Holmquist

The subject of employer compelled disclosure of employee social media passwords has swept the blog and news worlds. Facebook has weighed in on the subject, and Senators Blumenthal and Schummer have asked the EEOC and the Department of Justice to investigate... Read More

Facebook - 500 Million, But What Happens When Friends Die?
Posted on 20 Jul 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Facebook Now Accounts for 25% of All U.S. Pageviews
Posted on 2 Dec 2010 by Lexis Hub Staff

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... Read More

Appellate Court Says No Permission Needed to Tag Someone in a Photo
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by Keith Lee, Esq.

Yet another good find over at Internet Cases . I think it's going to officially be added to my RSS Reader. Excerpt below: Mother sought appellate review of the lower court's order that awarded primary physical custody of her daughter to... Read More

Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by Nancy Myrland

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... Read More

Lady Gaga Beats President Obama to 10 Million Facebook Fans, Prince Goes Nowhere
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Facebook Surpasses Google in Visits
Posted on 22 Mar 2010 by Lexis Hub Staff

Hitwise 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... Read More

Who "Owns" Your Social Media Accounts? You or Your Employer?
Posted on 21 May 2012 by Jim Thomas

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... Read More

Can We All Agree that Requiring Facebook Passwords Is a Bad Idea, and Move On?
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by Jon Hyman

A lot of ink has been recently spilled in both the popular media and the blawgosphere over the apparent trend of employers requiring job applicants to turn over their Facebook passwords as part of the hiring process. The coverage has been so thick and... Read More

Facebook Terminations: Friends Don’t Let Friends Talk Smack About Their Jobs
Posted on 20 Apr 2010 by Lexis Hub Staff

Written by Virginia Herschell, VP, Applied Discovery In a swirl of continuing controversy, a healthcare provider in Pennsylvania terminated an undisclosed number of its professional staff for Facebook postings that may, or may not have, violated... Read More

Service Of Process Through Facebook
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Lisa McManus

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... Read More

Restricting Facebook Use During Hiring: Germany Leads the Way
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

A proposed law in Germany will restrict employers from using Facebook, and other truly social Social Media sites, when recruiting. However the law would allow employers to search business Social Media sites such as LinkedIn. Since there are no current... Read More

'Friending' Adverse Witnesses: When Does It Cross The Line Into Unethical Conduct?
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by Lisa McManus

You represent the defendant in a personal injury case in which the 20-year-old plaintiff claims that she can no longer enjoy the pleasures of life and is confined to her home. During the course of examining plaintiff's witness in deposition, the witness... Read More