Social Media E-Discovery: Its Time Is Here, by Dera J. Nevin, Canadian Lawyer (with hat tip to Allen Mihecoby, CLAS, RP®)
Social media is an important source of discovery in an increasing range of cases and can often yield the most important evidence. Social media and its derivatives are prevalent with many people using social media as their dominant communications channel, preferring some in-app messaging tools to e-mail. Corporations, too, are using these media to target and communicate with their customers. Ignore these sources and you leave potentially game-changing evidence on the table. . . .