Tag Archives: social media

Social Media Changing the Way People Communicate

Gratuitous self-promotion alert!  I was quoted in this Sunday’s Minneapolis Star-Tribune for an article about the changing nature of communication in the social media era.  As I’ve discussed here before, I do think that the nature of discourse has changed … Continue reading

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Subpoenas and Social Media Platforms

A few weeks ago, I raised the issue of social networks being used to solve/prevent crimes. One aspect of the post was about the use of a subpoena from law enforcement to obtain records from the social network operator. In … Continue reading

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Singapore Court Considers Using File Sharing and Social Media

I’m not sure what would possess Singapore’s high Court and legal system officials  to consider using Facebook as an official tool of the litigation process, but that’s just what the ABA Law Journal reported this week.  A proposal would allow service … Continue reading

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Germany May Bar Facebook Searches by Potential Employers

Privacy law that will keep employers from peering too deeply into the private lives of potential employees is a good idea. Continue reading

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More Signs That Virtual Items Will Play a Big Role in Future Virtual Economies

Update: I just came across this chart from VentureBeat, which uses data from a survey released in July by virtual goods items company PlaySpan and market researcher VGMarket.   Information is power, and between these reports and the Viximo report, there’s no … Continue reading

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Security Analyst Discusses How Virtual Worlds Can Be Used to Transmit Malware

I came across an interesting post by security analyst Charlie Miller today wherein he explains how he was able to use Second Life to create physical objects in the game world that could be used to transmit malware or other forms … Continue reading

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How Mobile Devices Popped the Virtual World Bubble

No more MetaPlace? Blame Steve Jobs… The iPhone killed virtual worlds. Continue reading

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