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Web 2.0 Update – Facebook Surpasses Google

03.19.10

Hitwise reports that Facebook became the most visited website in the US for the first time. Kind of takes your breath away that a social media site is getting more traffic than the largest search engine in the US. Since Facebook just went over 400 million users this was probably inevitable, but since Facebook is also starting its own email system, Titan, it’s likely Facebook traffic will continue to expand.

Internet Jurisdiction Makes Life Interesting

My friend Victoria Van Buren blogged about my Texas Bar Journal Article for March about Internet Jurisdiction, but the March 2010 issue is entitled “The Attorney and Social Media” and here are other articles of interest:

My friend John Browning organized these articles which I think are most timely and interesting.

3rd Circuit Bars Child Porn Prosecution of Teen in Sexting Photo

Some headline in the ABA Journal that “upheld an injunction that bars the child pornography prosecution of a teen girl in Pennsylvania who appeared topless in a photo that ended up on high school students’ cell phones.” The court did reach the question whether sexting photos are free speech protected under the First Amendment because the prosecutor over-reacted and threatened the teenager. Unfortunately we will continue to see more sexting cases as Web 2.0 grows whether we like it or not.

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