social media archiving

Social Media Archiving Gets Serious

Social Media Archiving Gets Serious 150 150 Jason Krause

In an era of NSA revelations, it’s easy to make jokes that the government has a copy of every phone call or email. But it is actually close to the truth. The National Security Administration is tracking social media connections, and according to Facebook’s recent report on government requests, the company received 11,000-12,000 requests from American agencies in first…

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Social Media Archiving: Someone is Saving Your Social Media. Shouldn't You?

Social Media Archiving: Someone is Saving Your Social Media. Shouldn't You? 150 150 Jason Krause

Social media only seems vaporous. You may not remember posting that photo from your bachelor’s or bachelorette party, but it’s out there. And no one in your company may remember that social media campaign from a few years ago, or Tweets your marketing department made for a long ago product launch. But someone on the…

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Social Media eDiscovery Gets Serious

Social Media eDiscovery Gets Serious 150 150 Jason Krause

It’s official—failure to produce social media evidence in eDiscovery is a serious and punishable sin. In the ongoing case EEOC v. The Original Honeybaked Ham Co. of Georgia, Inc., the court has hammered a federal agency for failure to produce social media in a timely manner. Or as the opinion has it, for engaging in “inappropriate…

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Social Media in the Law – Facebook Now Serving Subpoenas

Social Media in the Law – Facebook Now Serving Subpoenas 150 150 Jason Krause

As we’ve noted before, being Facebook friends with lawyers and judges can have all kinds of unexpected ethical implications. Now, it could get you served with legal summons. Social Media in the Law Social media is becoming increasingly important to the practice of law. A proposed bill in Texas would allow defendants to be served notice…

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The Looming Social Media Mess for Law Firms

The Looming Social Media Mess for Law Firms 150 150 Jason Krause

In a recent interview, sports and entertainment reporter Chris Connelly talked about how he became an active social media user for his job. “I just got the feeling that my esteemed corporate overlords kinda wanted people on Twitter,” he said. However, he notes that despite this vague directive, there is little control over the use…

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Nextpoint's 2012 Litigation Technology Year in Review

Nextpoint's 2012 Litigation Technology Year in Review 150 150 Jason Krause

2012 was a year of radical change for the legal technology industry. Law firms remained under intense pricing pressure, forcing lawyers to consider new business and billing models. Meanwhile, technology continues to advance, offering the industry new platforms and tools that can save the profession from the ongoing challenges and pressures it faces. Through it all, Nextpoint…

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Nextpoint's Social Media Archiving Solution Scores A+ in Technolawyer Review

Nextpoint's Social Media Archiving Solution Scores A+ in Technolawyer Review 150 150 Jason Krause

In a recently published, in-depth software review, TechnoLawyer awarded Nextpoint’s Cloud Preservation website and social media archiving platform a perfect A+ score. The review was written by Bruce Olson, a nationally recognized legal technologist, Certified Computer Examiner, and co-author of the best-selling Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines. You can download and read the entire review here: Nextpoint Review in TechnoLawyer. Cloud…

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Smarter Student Athlete Social Media Monitoring

Smarter Student Athlete Social Media Monitoring 150 150 Jason Krause

The Washington State Cougars football team is winless and in last place in the Pac-12 Conference, including a 52-26 beatdown by national powerhouse Oregon. However, the team does seem to think it can beat one challenger off the field- Twitter. Last week, coach Mike Leach banned his players from using Twitter, telling reporters,“Twitter is now banned…

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Social Media is History

Social Media is History 150 150 Jason Krause

Social media isn’t history, but it is part of the historical record. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has just kicked off a major overhaul of the way federal departments and agencies manage and preserve their records. Following on White House directives to modernize and digitize our nation’s record-keeping capabilities, NARA has been pushing agencies to completely…

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5 Steps to Forensically Sound Social Media Archives

5 Steps to Forensically Sound Social Media Archives 150 150 Jason Krause

Last week, Michelle Sherman outlined the legal obligations and emerging case law regarding social media and eDiscovery. Once an organization has internalized and put these considerations into policy, there is then the practical issues involved in actually preserving social media content and archiving the material. No matter which vendor performs this role, there are a…

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