There is no doubt that Facebook and Twitter are incredibly useful tools at sharing ideas, personal information and thoughts among a larger community. I am sure that this will also be true of Google Plus (who reportedly had 10 million members in two weeks http://goo.gl/VqxIi). Postings, tweets and blog entries are, for the most part, discoverable. Thus, do not share with the public those things that may be used against you in a lawsuit. For example, if you are in an accident, don’t describe to the public how the accident occurred or whether or not you were injured. If you have a construction claim, do not call the builder a liar or a thief. Be careful about what you share as others will likely be able to see that information even though you never expected it to become visible.
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