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New blog post: Writing for Social, Defending for Court

Many of us have read cautionary stories about content posted online to personal accounts that has impacted work. A few weeks ago, I participated in a deposition. Entered as exhibits were pieces of content I had shared to LinkedIn, Google+ and Quora. It was a great reminder that one cannot always anticipate where content shared online can have an impact. Read the full post on the blog or follow the page.
Earlier this month, I had an interesting experience, being asked to participate in a deposition, taking questions from a legal team as part of an ongoing case. While I'll skip the details out of d...
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That sounds completely unnerving. Did you have advance notice of the exhibits, or were you expected to answer on the spot?
+Louis Gray Thanks for sharing this brief insight with us. If this is not intuding, I am curious to know what was the general reason for this deposition: was it related to a murder or a robery or ... ? I know it is far fetched, but it would be interesting to know where is social investigations / depositions being used.
"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." - Samuel Clemens

I dunno if a more honest guy is out there, Louis. Glad to see that your ethics stand up.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few years. Many of the businesses that I have dealt with in the last year or so are really starting to focus on online Reputation Management. I have personally seen many negative posts that are slanderous and/or pure fiction. Good read on the topic...
Thanks for sharing your story. It is sobering that what a persons posts can be tangentially used to support or refute a case that one is not directly involved in.
All internet users, before posting anything on-line, might want to remind themselves of their Miranda rights, at least from time to time, "You have the right to remain silent, anything you say...."
One could say we tend to take things like a blog or a social media account like a large train station where so many people come and go who knows who was there. But people's knowledge of PCs and Internet is so limited they fail to notice every moment of access online is connected to an IP number which can be tracked back to the device using it and the location it was used from. Sure there are ways to circumvent IP tracking but this takes a knowledgeable person and it's obvious the average person is not knowledgeable enough. heck, I bet most people don't know what an IP is or how to find it.

Because of this people wonder the universe of the Internet believing no one knows where they are, where they have been and what they left behind.
Thanks for posting this warning +Louis Gray, although I must say that I find it both ironic and pretty depressing that now, with the creation of the internet and its possibilities of collaberation, sharing and creating networks, we must watch our words, tone and dare not be funny, sarcastic or amusing. And I would be certain that it's those who scream for the right to carry guns that also make us afraid to spontaneously voice an opinion. - Where is Denny Crane when you need him?
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