Weekly Recap 8/22/2011 – Stories Relating to Social Media & the Law

Happy Monday and welcome to our weekly recap of stories relating to Social Media and the Law.   These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention this week.  We originally send them out through our twitter account @law2smdeborah, so follow us to get them as we find them.  But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a weekly recap.  The links will take you to their original sources, whether Mashable, Lexology, and/or others.  Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting this week.  Just share in the comments below.  Have a great week!

Weekly Recap 8/15 – Stories Relating to Social Media & the Law

Happy Monday and welcome to our weekly recap of stories relating to Social Media and the Law.   These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention this past week.  We originally send them out through our twitter account @law2smdeborah, so follow us to get them as we find them.  But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a weekly recap.  The links will take you to their original sources, whether Mashable, Lexology, and/or others.  Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting this week.  Just share in the comments below.  Have a great week!

 

Tweet & Greet: The Winners!

What an exciting week!

The debt crisis was resolved (somewhat), the heat reached new records of highs and lows, and Law2sm, LLC, launched with fanfare and your tweets of encouragement and congratulations.

With all of you passing on the word we reached over 89,244 twitter followers.  A shout out to those from Atlanta, California, Chicago, Colorado, New Jersey, Amsterdam, Canada, United Kingdom, and even Thailand!

Our winners are:

  1. @Rankinfund: Athens Lunch & Learn on Badvocacy 9/1/2011
  2. @eWeb2Connect: Atlanta Taps & Tweets on Social Media & Employee Policies 9/21/2011
  3. @RichardhAmmar: Law2sm Swag
  4. @DRossCurington: Law2sm Swag

We had a great time reading the tweets and interacting with all those who tweeted.

Follow us at @law2smdeborah for more chances to win and join the movement.

Thank you and let us know – how can we help you navigate this digital world!

Tweet and Greet

Hello! We are finally on our way!

Law2sm, LLC, (that’s us!) a new social media legal consulting firm, launches its new services and website on Monday, August, 1, 2011. We are marking this very special occasion with a Tweet and Greet online lasting the entire week where business professionals (that’s YOU!) can win one of 20 tickets to an upcoming Law2sm sponsored event.

From 8:00 am on Monday, August 1st, until midnight on Friday, August 5th, business professionals (YOU) are invited to follow and tweet a greeting to Law2sm at @law2smdeborah, mention the new company online with the hashtag #law2smlaunches, or send an email to info@law2sm.com. Winners will be announced on August 8th.

Events include “lunch and learns” and “tapas and tweets” on social media and law topics such as Badvocacy; Employee Policies and Terminations; Digital Asset Management; and more. To see a full calendar of events go to www.law2sm.com and click on “EVENTS.”

Hope to meet you online soon!

Welcome to Law2sm’s Cyber-Bullying Corner (CBC)

Bullies. They have been around since forever. For those of us who are not digital natives, it might have been name-calling or some other form of teasing. It might have been someone kicking sand in your face at the beach, or pushing too hard at the playground or it might have been much more physical, resulting in a busted lip or a black eye. But in those days, the bullied could retreat. She could go to the safety of her room at home, turn on the stereo and blast away the hurt, at least for a little while.

Bullying has taken on an entirely new dimension with the advent of the Internet and social media. Communication between kids, tweens, teens and others has become instantaneous. Thoughts, unfiltered, fly from the fingertips and once out there, they are out there. And those thoughts can be destructive and devastating. But no one, the schools, the law, the parents, the teachers nor the students has any concrete direction of how to handle the Internet. In the world of 24/7, issues of “jurisdiction” arise; is the bullying happening on school computers or on home computers? Is it free speech? Does it depend on whether you are the parent of the bully or the bullied?

These are all hard questions. And there are no easy answers. Everyone agrees that there should be zero-tolerance of physical bullying within school grounds. But how do we address the ether?

In this section, Law2sm will be focusing on some of the questions, some of the issues, some of the answers, and some strategies and resources to help minimize the destructiveness of bullying, in general and cyber-bullying in particular.