This Week in Social Media News (11/9/12)

Here 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:

  • Twitter for Lawyers: How to Be a Good Twit - Hashtags are simply the “#” symbol followed by a keyword or subject for a particular tweet. For example, when I tweet about a social media legal issue, I try to include the “#SocialMedia” and “#law” hashtags in my tweet. Hashtags, such as #SXSW for 
  • Social Media at Work - A two-hour conversation on the legal implications of social media in the workplace followed. Hosted by the ILR Labor and Employment Law Program, which …
  • Ethics, law, and social media in the workplace - Yesterday (Nov. 6) as part of the Business Ethics Speakers Series I host, we held a panel discussion on “Ethical and Legal Aspects of Workplace Social Media.” It’s a topic many organizations are thinking about these days, and it raises a lot of tricky …
  • Social Media Rules for Sports Agents - Travis Martz was brought into Business Arena because of his in-depth legal expertise. Further, Travis is “tweeting” quite often, and therefore is a perfect candidate for the below Q&A: Q: With regards to social media, what are some topics you believe …
  • Social media takes workplace harassment to new levels - Download Now. social media tablet While employees may dismiss a message as “just a joke,” employers know that employees often disagree about where joking ends and harassment begins. And an employee who claims harassment has a running record (aka great …

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: tsnow@padrm.com Twitter: @tysonESQ

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