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Social Media: Law, Ethics and Current Awareness: Web Indentity

This research guide will focus on the issues law students and lawyers face when using social media. #socialmedialaw

Social Media Security

Do you have your Facebook and other social media locked down?


Spokeo is a service by subscription. It can be used to find information about yourself. It scours the Web looking for publicly available information. In the example above it did a pretty good job of finding places I've lived in Florida. You do have to pay for Spokeo as a monthy subscription. If you don't want to keep it, make sure after using, you cancel your subscription. Download Spokeo here.

Spokeo Social Media Search

Spokeo claims to search 60 social media sites. 

Didn't Get a Teaching Certificate Because of a Social Media Post

Court Rules Against Teacher in MySpace 'Drunken Pirate' Case
Due to this picture, posted on her social media with the caption 'Drunken Pirate', Stacy Snyder lost the internship required to get a teaching certificate in the State of Pennsylvania.

What's Your Web Identity?

The Web Means the End of Forgetting

Article from the New York Times which discusses the challenge of managing and securing information about ourselves that is online.

Lawyers Can Get in Trouble Too

Trial From Hell': Prosecutor Posts on Facebook;
Jurors Text; Bailiff Chats in Deliberations

Among other misbehavior, this article from the ABA Journal reports that a prosecuting attorney posted a ditty about a case, to the tune of Gilligan's Island, on his Facebook page.  

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