Social Links: Rules for researching jurors via social media; law enforcement and new technologies; Facebook tool allows copyright owners to claim ad earnings from unauthorized video uploads
- - Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Live streaming, Marketing, Copyright, Litigation, Wearable ComputersA nice overview of the rules on researching jurors’ social media accounts in various jurisdictions from Law.com. The importance of appearing at the top of Google search results, especially on mobile devices, is driving retailers to spend more and more on the search engine’s... ›
- - Advertising, First Amendment, European Union, Live streaming, Cyberbullying, Marketing, Privacy, Litigation
Social Links: Instagram’s “offensive comment” filter; Twitter’s TV app; YouTube’s “Community” feature
By: Aaron P. RubinInstagram now allows users to hide offensive comments posted to their feeds. Take that trolls! Soon you’ll be able to watch Twitter content like NFL Thursday Night Football on a Twitter app on Apple TV, Xbox One and Amazon Fire TV. “Ballot selfie” laws—laws... ›
- - First Amendment, Protected Speech, Live streaming, Cyberbullying, Disappearing Content, Privacy, Free Speech, Mobile, Litigation
Social Links: Twitter’s troll problem; Snapchat fat-shamer risks prosecution; a federal anti-revenge-porn law?
By: Aaron P. RubinFacebook Messenger joins the elite “one billion monthly users” club just four years after its release as a standalone app. A Canadian judge ordered a couple convicted of child neglect to post to all their social media accounts his decision describing their crime. Leslie... ›
- - Patent, Live streaming, Privacy, UK, IP, Litigation
Social Links: Appeals court opinions show reach of anti-hacking law; a virtual reality sickness cure; intrigue at Vine
By: Aaron P. RubinThe UK wants to use the blockchain to track the spending of welfare recipients. Some believe that a recent Ninth Circuit holding could turn sharing passwords into a federal crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. And another Ninth Circuit opinion sided with... ›
Social Links: Kids roll eyes as parents embrace Snapchat; teen sues Snapchat over sexual content; Snapchat to become less ephemeral with new “Memories” feature (plus some other news not involving Snapchat)
By: Aaron P. RubinSnapchat has caught on with “oldies” (that’s people 35 and older, FYI). Facebook Messenger is testing “Secret” mode , a feature that allows some messages to be read only by the recipient. A South Korean copy of Snapchat has taken off in Asia. Using... ›
Social Links: Livestreaming goes mainstream; social-media-use guidance for judges; three years in jail for trolling?
By: Aaron P. RubinFacebook signs more than $50 million worth of deals with media firms and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service. Tumblr is jumping on the live video bandwagon, too—but via live-streaming platform partners, not through its own service. C-Span picked up live feeds... ›
Social Links—Twitter loosens up; case against Google stands; should millennials be in charge of big social media campaigns?
By: Aaron P. RubinHere’s how Twitter is loosening up its 140-character limit. The federal government will now check the social media history of prospective employees before granting them security clearance. One expert says C-level executives shouldn’t entrust millennials with their companies’ social media feeds. Federal court refuses... ›
Social Links—Instagram’s logo change causes a stir; stats on social media use at work; lessons from a YouTube star.
By: Aaron P. RubinThe Great Instagram Logo Freakout of 2016. A UK council policy reportedly grants its members power to spy on residents by setting up fake Facebook profiles. Guess who spends more of their workday on social media , women or men? Lessons from one of... ›
- - E-Commerce, Live streaming, Disappearing Content, Marketing, Privacy, Compliance, Wearable Computers
Our List of Lists
By: Aaron P. RubinJanuary is the month when lists—lists of predictions, lists of trends, lists of feats and lists of failures—pervade social media newsfeeds and publications’ headlines. Here at Socially Aware we’re making an annual tradition of curating a “List of Lists”—an inventory of the roundups that... ›
- - Internet of Things, Trademark, FTC, Live streaming, Cloud Computing, Copyright, IP, First Amendment, Bankruptcy, Privacy, Infographic, Online Reviews, Wearable Computers
Hot Off the Press: The July/August Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter Is Now Available
By: Aaron P. RubinThe latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware , our Burton Award -winning guide to the law and business of social media, we present a “grand unifying theory” of today’s leading technologies and the... ›