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Two reasons why law students need to be careful about their Facebook & MySpace pages

For those law students who put their fraternity hazing rituals on their Facebook page or those who put revealing spring break to Cancun on your MySpace page, you might want to think long and hard about what exactly you should and should not reveal on your online social networking sites.

These two articles, one from law.com and the other from the San Francisco Chronicle, explore some of the potential pitfalls, dangers, and repercussions of using the site as more that a way to connect or re-connect with family and friends.

The Law.com article discusses a case where an intern at the San Francisco’s Public Defender’s Office wrote on her MySpace page about possible ethnic discrimination on the part of the defender’s office.
To read the full article, click here.

The other article discusses some general guidelines on how to use sites such as Facebook and MySpace. The article can be read by clicking on this link.