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Twitter for law firms: prospects and problems

Sep 21, 2010 Is Twitter a valuable marketing tool for lawyers? This article in The Guardian predicts that Twitter will substantially increase its influence in the legal services market in the coming years. Lawyers are using the…

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Can a judge have Facebook friends?

Dec 16, 2009 A recent legal ethics opinion concerning Florida judges stated that judges may not "friend" lawyers who may appear before them on social networking sites such as Facebook. But a South Carolina legal ethics opinion on…

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Police use Facebook to target underage drinkers

Nov 26, 2009 Several people have been cited by the La Crosse, Wisconsin, police department for underage drinking based on incriminating photos on social media sites. Social networking sites are among many new tools law enforcement…

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New Facebook share structure hints at IPO

Nov 26, 2009 Facebook is implementing a new stock structure to make sure the founders retain control, immediately causing rumors about an impending initial public offering (IPO). Under the new structure, which is similar to…

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Class action suit stops Facebook's Beacons

Sep 22, 2009 A class action lawsuit has led to Facebook agreeing to shutdown the controversial Facebook Beacon service. Through the Facebook Beacon service, Facebook is notified when users take certain actions on participating…

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