10 Keys to a Social Media Investigation

By Maximino Peiz | | Investigations, Social Media

A successful social media investigation has the potential to make or break any case. However, with an increasing number of both social media networks and users, how can one be certain that their social media investigation is accurate and complete? Two-Thirds of Adults Use Social Media According to a 2015 Pew Research Center study, social… Read More »

Social Media Evidence in Bankruptcy Proceedings

By Elle Evans | | Legal

Recently, a bankruptcy judge ordered rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, back to court over several of his Instagram pictures. The pictures show the rapper with bundles of cash, one showing piles in his refrigerator, another with bundles spelling out the word “broke,” and another showed… Read More »

Free CLE Webinar: Ethical Issues in Using Social Media for Litigation

By JoEllen Marsh | | Webinar

Join social media legal expert Ethan Wall, Esq. on Wednesday, October 19th at 12:00 PM EST for a free Ethics CLE accredited* webinar Investigating and preserving social media evidence is a critical skill for litigators, paralegals, and human resource professionals. While social media can be an effective tool for conducting research, strategic… Read More »

Subpoenas for Facebook Content

By Elle Evans | | Legal

In our previous blogs, we’ve covered the admissibility of social media evidence, but we have only briefly touched on the laws governing subpoenas for private Facebook information. This blog delves into some of the laws you need to be familiar with if you’re looking to subpoena social media sites. In… Read More »

Investigating Snapchat

By Cori Wamsley | | Social Media

The Investigator’s Guide to Social Media series provides overviews of various social media platforms. The series is geared toward investigators who are just beginning to use these platforms. Launched in 2011, Snapchat lets users take photos or videos—called “snaps”—with the app and share them with an audience or a single… Read More »

New & Prospective User Webinar Series

By JoEllen Marsh | | Webinar

Curious about SMI? SMI will be offering webinars for new and prospective users starting August 18th at 12 pm EST. These quick 30 minute sessions will cover: What SMI does Use cases Q&A Initial webinar dates: Thursday, August 18th at 12 pm EST Tuesday, August 23rd at 10 am EST… Read More »

Investigator’s Guide to Social Media: Facebook Edition

By Cori Wamsley | | Social Media

Over the next several weeks, we will be posting blogs featuring different social media platforms to talk about who uses them and how useful they actually can be in social media searches.  These posts will provide overviews of the platforms, with some tips and tricks for investigators who are just beginning to use… Read More »

Screen Social Media to Avoid Negative Press

By Cori Wamsley | | Human Resources

By now, you have probably heard about Wendy Bell being fired from WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, PA, for racially insensitive comments she made on her Facebook page. Not only does her post reflect poorly on her, but as a long-time employee of the station, her comments will be associated with WTAE-TV… Read More »