Social Media

You Social Media Posts are NOT Private

Last week, the Gawker reported that Twitter blocked Politiwoops from using its service.  Politiwoops is a service from the Sunlight Foundation (dedicated to transparent government) that tracks Tweets politicians delete.  Sometimes they are just “mistake” tweets (tweets with typos or accidental re-tweets), but others are politically charged/incorrect and potentially career...

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To Allow Comments or Not? Realities.

When starting a website or blog, the owner of such a site must determine whether or not they will allow users to comment on pages or posts.  The upside is customer and potential customer or constituent engagement.  Social media, after all, is about being social. The downside is significant too.  Comment spam needs to be battled, but there are plugins, modules and free services that can handle...

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Facebook is not Private!

If you are like most people, you have a Facebook account.  If you’re smart, you have your privacy settings such that only your friends can see your postings, private information and pictures.  Even set as private, your privacy is not guaranteed.  Your friends can re-post or forward along your postings. But even worse, courts are now recognizing that there is no expectation of privacy...

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