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Tag Archives: LinkedIn

LinkedIn loses a court fight over users’ public profiles

When you create a public profile on a social network such as LinkedIn, it isn’t just your friends and contacts who can see that data. For better or for worse, other companies can legally download that information and use it ...

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State bar updates social media guidelines

Social media networks, increasingly indispensable tools for attorneys, also pose thorny ethical questions, such as: Can an attorney accept “endorsements” on LinkedIn? Can an attorney access private Facebook pages of potential jurors? Does an attorney create an attorney-client relationship with ...

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Commentary: Using LinkedIn to build an online brand

Launched in 2003, professional networking site LinkedIn was quickly overshadowed by Facebook when that startup went online just a year later. At the end of its first month, LinkedIn had only 4,500 members. But with a better economy, a lower ...

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Legal Loop: New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn

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Earlier this month, the New York County Lawyers Association weighed in on the ethical obligations of lawyers who maintain LinkedIn profiles in Formal Opinion 748 (online: http://www.nycla.org/siteFiles/Publications/Publications1748_0.pdf). This is an important opinion since LinkedIn is the most popular social network ...

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LinkedIn now offering job application feature

The social media website LinkedIn rolled out a new feature Sunday that allows job seekers to submit their profile to companies with one click of the mouse. LinkedIn, often referred to as the professionals’ Facebook, has developed a free plug-in that employers ...

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