Losing our communication rights. As voters and customers take over media creation and distribution through social media, they now have access to the same channels (audiences) that Corporate Marketing and Government PR have – which is why people can create awesome antimarketing and antiPr campaigns that activate large numbers of people to sign petitions, fundraise or change behaviours. Until the Australian Government stops it, that is. Here’s the proposed legal changes.
It’s dangerous to Google someone and then not give them a job – particularly if you tell them what you found and also keep a copy somewhere. Here a potential employer blogged about not hiring someone because she tweeted “I can’t bludge anymore”. Commonsense says you wouldn’t want that person as an employee but what […]
Got an idea for how to hook up your social media efforts with CG Lawyers? This is an exercise we do in my classes – find something you want to say and someone you want to hook up with/link to, then find a common ground. That way the blog post (for corporates) is a mixture of […]
Following on from our discussions re: the law and legal system being inflexible and unable to cope with how humans interact in online communities and social media sites. A juror who used Twitter to communicate his disapproval of the plantiff in a civil case has provoked an argument that could lead to a mistrial. Russell […]
I think that one of the issues that David Galbally, QC and other lawyers of his ilk is that because they don’t understand social media, they don’t understand where it’s going. So calls to turn Facebook off in Victoria or to insist Facebook removes photots and videos and material relating to alleged suspects is niave […]
New software automatically reaches out of the screen and handcuffs you to Facebook until the court documents arrive. Oh, alright, that’s a fib… Oh, we love Nick Abrahams at Deacons. Well as much as one can love a lawyer 😛 Australian court serves documents via Facebook The big question about Facebook is does it have […]
Leveraging social media sites for good – or evil. Here’s how you rob a bank: put an ad in Craigslist (social ads) asking for road workers, wearing a yellow vest, safety goggles, a blue shirt, and a respirator mask to take a job outside Bank of America at 11am on a specific day. Offer them […]
I’ve got a thing about lawyers. I don’t know what it is.. brainy? glasses? I think they were the original geeks, before technology came along. Anyway, I am downloading this right now as we speak. (from social customer manifesto) Social Networking for Business and the Law: A Podcast (iTunes) (MP3) Ok, that was fun. Had […]