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Rapper Desiigner Gets Sued for Talking Smack on Instagram

Ever wonder if you can sue someone for talking bad about you on the internet?

Well you came to the right blog post. I’m glad you’re here.

But you have to read it to the end for the full answer.

Cause the fact is, it depends.

Name calling and character assassination on Instagram can lead you straight into bankruptcy.

So think twice before talking smack online.

Brooklyn rapper Desiigner is being sued for defamation by a woman named Jessica Brown who he said was a “fraud” committing “college scams” on Instagram.

What illegal activity did he allegedly commit? [click to continue…]

Facebook Tips for Financial Advisors

By Arild Vågen – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

If you want to find “money in motion,” Facebook is an excellent place to do it.

While you may not choose to share business-oriented posts yourself on Facebook, if you’re connected to your clients and prospects, it’s a great way to keep an eye on developments in their personal lives.

Watch for life changing activities, such as [click to continue…]

Social Media Manners at Work: 5 Tips

By Hopefulromntic – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

While you’re no doubt already using social media for personal communications, if you decide to use it for business as well, be mindful of the fact that everything you do and say is recorded, discoverable and could be used against you as evidence in a court of law. Seriously. Even if you think it’s gone, it’s probably still recoverable if someone decides to sue you..

So maintain a professional code-of-conduct and display good netiquette, which means following these five guidelines. [click to continue…]

FDA Social Media Policy: REVIEW


I read it and here’s my take.

The FDA Social Media Policy [PDF] is unlikely to achieve it’s stated purpose of encouraging “…the use of school media technologies to enhance communications.”

Developing social media policies at big organizations is tough business. Anyone who’s done it will tell you.

Still, given that many social media policies that have violated the National Labor Relations Act so far, I’m surprised to see the new policy make what appear to some pretty basic mistakes with respect to NLRA compliance, particularly since the FDA is among the last big US Federal Agencies to publish a social media policy, which means they’ve had plenty of time to develop these new rules. [click to continue…]

DHSThe Department of Homeland Security is working on a plan to expand scrutiny of social-media posts as part of its visa application process before certain people are allowed to enter the country according to a report from Dow Jones Newswires.

The move is part of a new focus on the use of social-networking sites following the shooting rampage in San Bernardino, Calif., two weeks ago.