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Bieber’s New Record, The Most Expensive Tweet Ever, and More

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Not Hot For Teachbook In the latest chapter of an ongoing dispute, Judge Marvin E. Aspen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois was not hot for Teachbook.com’s motion to dismiss Facebook’s trademark infringement action. The court denied the motion, holding that the suffix “book” was not necessarily generic as used… Continue Reading

Social Media Policies for IRS, Veterans Affairs, Distilled Spirits Council and More

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IRS Personal Use Policy Your tax dollars at work:  The IRS has issued a new personal computer use policy that prohibits employees from using government computers to access social networking sites.  Other personal-use websites, such as Craigslist, dating sites, and pornographic sites are also off-limits according to the new policy. Department of Veterans Affairs Social… Continue Reading

Twitter Milestones, Threatening Social Media Posts, Sexyback Singer buys Myspace, and More

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Facebook’s Motion to Dismiss Denied A federal court in Texas denied Facebook’s motion to dismiss or transfer to California a declaratory judgment suit filed by Lamebook, a self-described parody website that Facebook asserts is infringing its trademarks. New Jersey Supreme Court on Defamatory Comments The New Jersey Supreme court held recently that a person who… Continue Reading

Twitter World Records, Social Widgets as Data Tools, and More

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10 Million Monsters! Marking a truly historic social media milestone, Lady Gaga became the first Twitter user with more than 10 million followers.  According to reports, the entertainer noted this achievement with a Tweet saying “10MillionMonsters!  I’m speechless, we did it!  Its an illness how I love you.  Leaving London smiling.” Netflix Traffic Reports are… Continue Reading