Thursday, July 22, 2010

British singer M.I.A done a glamorous photo shoot for the music magazine Complex US for the month of July 2010

Social Networking and TMI - Common Legal Mistakes People Make

Over 100 million people use popular social networking and microblogging sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Every day members are having so much fun sharing their personal lives with their fans aka "followers" or with their "friends", they forget to act carefully and prudently while online. It's easy to lose yourself in the moment, such as drinking at a bar. But unlike having loose lips at the bar, your words on a social network stay there indefinitely for all to see - and that can cause significant problems. The bottom line is that Twitter, Facebook and other social networks can cause people to publicly provide "TMI" - Too Much Information.

Perhaps the most common question I have seen asked in legal advice forums is whether a person can lose their job due to a posting on Facebook or Twitter, usually one that might cast a negative light on the employer or their job. The answer to this question should be obvious - there is no First Amendment or other legal "right of free speech" to share whatever negative opinions you may have about your job and still remain employed.

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