Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Patrick DiDomenico at LawyerKM uses a recent story from a NY court to teach social media lessons:
The New York Daily News reports that a Richmond County Supreme Court Judge terminated a woman’s $850 per month alimony payment after she posted evidence of ability to work on a blog and on Facebook
Here are DiDomenico’s lessons on using social media:
- Assume that whatever you post online is public and that anyone can find it. Indeed, the ability for people to find your stuff is the purpose of a blog, or other website. If you want to keep something private, keep it offline.
- Don’t assume that your social networking is private — even if you restrict your posts to a small number of Facebook (or other social network) friends; you never know how what you write may surface. McGurk certainly didn’t expect her Facebook comment to be read by her ex husband.
- If you’re a lawyer, use social media as a tool to help win your case.
It almost makes me miss practice!