Tag Archives: First Amendment

Drawing the Line Between Personal and Professional Social Media

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Over the past week, thousands of new readers have visited this blog in response to an article on regulation and compliance in social media.  So  I’m happy to announce that’ I’ll be helping to put together a free webinar on July 14 that will … Continue reading

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Who Owns Your LinkedIn Profile?

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On Wednesday, I saw this headline in a financial trade publication called Finextra: Actiance: All your LinkedIn profiles belong to us The accompanying story talked about compliance and social media software vendor Actiance, which had announced some new features for financial … Continue reading

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Facebook and Twitter are NOT Your Friends

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One of the lessons that seems hardest for people to learn about social media sites is that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites — from dating sites like Match.com to online communities for people with specific diseases like RA.com — aren’t … Continue reading

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Don’t Try to SLAPP a Texan

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My husband’s family has been in Texas so long that if you walk into the Alamo, there’s a quote by one of his ancestors up on the back wall (“Let me give my life for Texas” – Tapley Holland). Mine … Continue reading

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Online Misconduct: The New Jury Duty Worry

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Yesterday’s mail disgorged one of those notices that crop up every few years: a summons for criminal jury duty. Until recently, I thought of jury duty as boring, but not that bad. (Boring, because I seldom get picked for jury … Continue reading

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Having Your Say Without Losing Your Shirt

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Litigation over what happens in social media and blogs is growing at alarming rates.  It’s scary enough to hear that you’re being sued, but the scariest term a lawyer can use in my presence is the phrase “personally liable.”   That … Continue reading

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Exercise Your Free Speech Rights — Or Keep Your Job?

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When I spotted this cartoon on Cartoon Stock, I laughed at first. And then I stopped laughing suddenly as I realized that somehow I’ve seen an awful lot of things in the news lately about the ongoing attempts by big … Continue reading

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