The story of Paul Ceglia, who claims that he owns half of Facebook, will not die. Ceglia was arrested last week on suspicion of mail fraud and wire fraud. He has gone through seven attorneys while fighting Facebook, and the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that Ceglia’s eighth lawyer has walked out.
As more and more middle school and high school students log onto Facebook, courts have had to reassess the definition of virtual free speech. Many younger members use Facebook to vent frustration, but when posts are aimed toward teachers and faculty members, where is the line drawn? A Minnesota court recently ruled in favor of a 12-year-old student who posted unfavorably about a school staff member on Facebook, citing that the school’s demand for her social media passwords violated First and Fourth Amendment rights.
Facebook pages are helping a wide array of entities get their name out there — not just companies. Attorneys are also establishing a presence on the social network. Attorney and marketing maven Michael J. Evans recently posted on his blog tips for fellow lawyers to become successful on Facebook.
Prestigious law firm Milberg LLP has joined the attorneys representing Paul Ceglia’s ongoing battle for half-ownership of the social network.
Status updates about same-sex marriage in California have been going up about once every ten seconds on Facebook.
Facebook elected not to go dark to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, but the company’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg posted a status update about SOPA, garnering 7,182 likes as of this posting.
Soon, Missouri teachers won’t be able to send nor accept student friend requests on Facebook — or any other social network.
German officials are demanding that Facebook-organized parties should become a thing of the past due to some events that spiraled way out of control.
A 20-year-old Philadelphia woman posted an open offer on Facebook to kill her child’s father to the tune of $1,000. A young Darby, Pennsylvania man responded to the woman by agreeing to carry out the hit.
Stubbing out tobacco advertising offline would prompt brands to move their messages to Facebook — but why haven’t they embraced social media already?