This Week in Social Media News (11/2/12)

Social Media NewsHere is your weekly installment of the Week in Social Media News–a summary of social media news from around the web. As always, the focus of these stories is social media legal news (as opposed to the tens of thousands of stories on social media in general). Having culled through the hundreds of articles I review each week, here are some of the more interesting and applicable:

  • Lawyers struggle to take commercial advantage of social media - Law firms should not underestimate the immeasurable marketing potential of social media technologies. A recent study from Lexis Nexis shows that more than three-quarters of people looking for a lawyer in the US did so online and Facebook was the most …
  • Social networks give rise to Internet law specialty - The next time you log into Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network, keep in mind that anything you post could be used as evidence in a lawsuit. That’s the message that experts in Internet law, a complex and new emerging aspect of the legal ..
  • SF, Mountain View Among Police Who Rely on Social Media - But the latest and most high profile use of social media and law enforcement recently in the Bay Area stems from Sunday night in San Francisco, when a freelance Chronicle photographer took an image of a man bashing a barricade into a Muni bus, after …

It is always good to stay apprised of recent news surrounding social media, particularly how lawyers, attorneys, and other legal professionals are using social media as well as what they are saying. I hope you find this weekly installment of the previous week’s news related to social media and the law to be helpful, informative, and, in certain cases, entertaining.

My thanks to Google NewsBing News, and other news outlets for helping me find and share these stories.

About Tyson Snow

Tyson B. Snow is a partner at Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard & Moss, LLC, in Salt Lake City. He is considered an expert on social media law, particularly social media law's impact on the workplace and employment. His practice involves all areas of federal court litigation with an emphasis in employment litigation, commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation, including trademark disputes, cybersquatting, copyrights, and other technology related issues. He also frequently litigates in Utah’s state district and appellate courts. Email: Twitter: @tysonESQ

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