Toward a Social Networking Law? (2017 Edition)

By Hillel I. Parness

©2017. Published in Landslide, Vol. 10, No. 1, September/October 2017, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association or the copyright holder.

Nearly 10 years ago, I wrote that one of the two most popular social networking sites was Myspace—reason enough to write an update! I also spent a lot of time focusing on the looming problem of “widgets,” which I had to look up to remind myself what the issues were. Certainly a lot has changed, but the questions we asked a decade ago are just as pertinent in 2017.

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