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Facebookers Beware

Updated on June 28, 2010

We all love social media right? (well the majority of us do) Facebook, MySpace, Twitter etc. But what if that social media spot we love so much could come back to bite us in the butt later?

Divorce lawyers could be having a field day in court with evidence they pulled right off your social networking sites. Tis true my friends. "Over sharing on social networks has led to an overabundance of evidence in divorce cases. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers says 81 percent of its members have used or faced evidence plucked from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networking sites, including YouTube and LinkedIn, over the last five years."

Scary thought huh? It is estimated that 1 of every 10 cases in the USA alone involves evidence plucked right off of social media sites. 66% of that being from Facebook alone. MySpace followed with 15% and Twitter with 5%.

So remember this :

What you say can and will be held against you in a court of law. Suffice to say that if you plan on lying under oath, don't go proclaiming the truth on any of your social networking sites, the lawyers are trolling your pages. And that evidence can and will be held against you

BEWARE YOUR FRENEMIES. Beware the trash talk. It can gain you enemies posing as friends and also can be held against you!

A picture can be worth more than a thousand words, how about a thousand,or more, bucks? Grown-ups on a good day should know better than to post boozy, carousing or sexually explicit photos of themselves online, but in the middle of a contentious divorce? Hello! ding ding ding... wake up call! Want to win? Don't be a an online loser!

Privacy, Privacy, Privacy. They are called privacy settings for a reason. Utilize them people! Keep up with the updates in privacy settings as well!


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    • MickS profile image

      MickS 7 years ago from March, Cambridgeshire, England

      interesting hub, no button for interesting.

      If people are stupid enough to play away and leave evidence of it on facebook, etc, they deserve all they get.

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      chasingcars 7 years ago

      Twitter accounts have also gotten a lot of bad pols into trouble as well. I won't say much else about Facebook or Twitter except that it bores me; there is seldom any good writing done there--mostly an exercise in ego. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on this issue.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      Each internet user is responsible for how we use it. We have choice here just like anywhere else. If we don't want "caught with the goods", we need to leave them alone! LOL