Social media law is a largely new frontier and is often unclear or difficult to understand. Trademarks, patents, and copyrights are all topics which can affect social media law, so it is important to know how these topics can affect you and your social media channels. Social Media Law: What You Need to Know At our Social Media Breakfast Houston, We brought in Travis Crabtree, a former journalist who has been practicing law with Gray Reed & McGraw for 16 years, to read more...
The Double Edged Sword of Social Media and Privacy: What is the Responsibility of Communicators?
Social media is by definition, public information. As a marketer and public relations professional, I have really enjoyed the fact that I can easily share, find and communicate with people. As a power user, I love that everything and everyone is at my fingertips and that I can so easily share amazing stories and experiences with people I would have never met otherwise. But….as a mother, friend and human being that cares, I have some concerns. Our Eroding Privacy My read more...
Lee Odden Could Get Me Shot! Social Media Rockstars Not Welcome Everywhere
It is always awesome to be included in a list. It is especially nice to meet smart and savvy people, and yes, it is even great for the ego. So that is why I considered it a real honor that Lee Odden included me as one of 25 Women That Rock Social Media on his very popular Online Marketing blog. But yesterday I was listening to NPR and State read more...
Don’t Feed The Trolls: Fostering Civil Online Dialogue and Exchange of Ideas
I have met some of the most generous and wonderful people online and have learned so much from them by mutually sharing ideas, successes and failures. People like Shel Israel, Katie Paine, Geoff Livingston, Shel Holtz, Beth Kanter, Todd Defren and many, many others (see my blogroll for an idea of more) have constructively moved the field of online communication forward and I have enjoyed read more...
Sponsored Conversations: FTC Guidelines Impact Companies and Bloggers
Is blogging or tweeting out an opinion about a product or service advertising? If you are being paid to do it, or if you have received the item in question as a freebie for a company, as of December 1, 2009, you are bound by the same truth-in-advertising guidelines as advertisers.
- Advertising must be truthful and non-deceptive;
- Advertisers must have evidence to back up their claims; and
- Advertisements cannot be unfair.
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