David Silverman participated on a panel discussing the legal aspects of social media at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing, Michigan on March 3, 2010. His PowerPoint presentation focused on the risks and benefits of using Twitter, Facebook and other social media in the employment context, including use by broadcasters. There are a number of laws that impact both the protection and vulnerability of social media. The bottom line is that stations need to determine the extent to which social media use will be permitted and/or encouraged in the workplace and then develop a social media policy that will delineate the ways in which station employees can use social media with regard to station matters, while at work or at home.  A copy of David’s PowerPoint presentation from the session is available here