Monday, 8 November 2010

The Dangers of Technology

I have just done a blog post elsewhere which amongst other things highlights the perils of modern technology and the unfortunate ways the technology is impacting on family law cases.

Readers of this site might be interested in the story hear about avoiding the bitter twitter - the same applies to facebook - either make sure your ex or his friends are not able to see your posts or don't post it - the number of times the indiscreet status updates about the new boyfriend or the heavy night partying come up in cases is becoming boring.

It's the modern equivalent of advising you not to drink and dial.


Naturally some clever cove has come up with a technological solution:  a new Firefox plug in called the Social Media Sobriety Test which you can set up to stop you from using certain sites at particular times which you set unless you can pass a sobriety test (typing the alphabet backwards).


If you want to see some good examples of why this might be very necessary take a look at Texts From Last Night!

9 comments:

Glasgow Solicitors & Lawyers said...

"the number of times the indiscreet status updates about the new boyfriend or the heavy night partying come up in cases is becoming boring.

It's the modern equivalent of advising you not to drink and dial."

Some very useful comments and sound, common sense advice. It doesn't take a legal expert to work out that social media and technology can be dangerous for relationships. On the other hand it can also be beneficial when used correctly.

Ed the California Divorce Attorney said...

The Internet is probably one of the most amazing things ever created... but it has also brought about negative things, too. I agree with the comment posted before mine, social media can definitely be dangerous for relationships. In general, I believe one has to be discrete on social media sites. Never reveal too much, I always say.

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Tulsa Divorce Attorney said...

'Don't drink and dial' :)...that's good advice.

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Family Law said...

Social media does have advantages and disadvantages. It's perfect for spreading out information about a certain brand or project, but it could go awry for private issues. So yes, stuff like posting negative issues about relationships--be it about family, work, or friends, can be tricky. So you have to be careful what you post, especially if you know there's a court case going on in your life.

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Tulsa Divorce Lawyers said...

It sounds like Firefox has the solution. I've never heard of the Social Media Sobriety Test before - point being, thanks for sharing this information.

Accident and Injury Claims said...

Some people really don't understand the impact posting a simple message on Facebook or Twitter can have, especially with family law cases.

Great link as well by the way.

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