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Aug 16, 2017

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 for themselves, too. That’s according to a federal judge who ruled Monday against LinkedIn, the […]

Jun 29, 2015

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 a stranger by answering legal questions on the Internet? To guide attorneys in dealing with […[...]

May 18, 2015

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 unemployment rate and a surge of millennials driving more tech innovation, it’s finally LinkedIn’s time […]

May 4, 2015

HR Connection: Personal branding: Making LinkedIn work for you

By JESSICA LORD Daily Record Columnist Local companies and organizations worldwide are using social media to enhance and polish their company image. Company branding is everywhere – on business websites, on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages, in flashy logos and endless advertising. It says simply: “This is who we are.” This created identity is strategically […]

Mar 20, 2015

Legal Loop: New York Ethics Decision on Lawyers and LinkedIn

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: This is an important opinion since LinkedIn is the most popular social network used by lawyers. In the past there has been confusion as to which features pose [[...]

Jul 26, 2011

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 ...

May 19, 2011

LinkedIn shares open at $82 in market debut

NEW YORK CITY — LinkedIn's stock is surging in its market debut, opening at $82 because of huge investor demand. The stock is up about 90 percent at $85 in its first minutes on the New York Stock Exchange.

May 9, 2011

LinkedIn to sell shares for $32 to $35 each in IPO

NEW YORK CITY — Professional networking website LinkedIn Corp. plans to sell shares to investors for $32 to $35 each in an initial public offering, one of the first for a major U.S. social networking site. The company said the offering could ...

Aug 13, 2010

Use social media to network, build relationships

As I mentioned previously, over the next few weeks I’m going to address the different goals lawyers can achieve using social media.

Mar 16, 2010

The DOJ is now following you on Twitter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Feds are on Facebook. And MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter, too. U.S. law enforcement agents are following the rest of the Internet world into ...

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