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Twitter Law

Twitter Law

Twitter Law refers to the emerging discipline of legal jurisprudence concerning the use of micro-blogging platforms like twitter and all legal aspects and issues connected or associated in any manner whatsoever with tweeting, retweeting and other associated activities on platforms like twitter.

Twitter Law is a discipline that is just being born as we write. There is going to be an emerging of body jurisprudence around the use of twitter. Twitter Law twitterlaw.net aims to create more awareness about twitter Law and its various ramifications and aspects as it impacts a use of twitter and other platforms by people.

Twitter as a micro-blogging phenomenon has taken our attention by strong. From the early days of the Twitter when the people are twittering about their personal lives and Monday day-to-day activities they do, twitter is likely to evolve into of an effective tool for reaching out to potential customers clients businesses and also for dissemination of sorts ideas for the leading to advancement of human knowledge and consciousness.

twitter.com says that Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Benefits of Twitter

There are a lot of benefits of twittering it allows any person to communicate in real time to any other person across the world.

It does not require you to have large honed literary skills.

You are also not required to be extremely well-educated to do twitter.

Basic knowledge of writing English or other languages as the time may disclose in the coming years, would be the only mere criteria for being on twitter.

It allows a lot of people to follow what you are saying by being your followers on twitter.

It allows constant immediate updation in a manner which no other chat or instant messengers have been able to do.

Every message is posted as a separate webpage and is available in the public archives.

There are various applications developing around twitter which have further enhance the usage adoption of twitter as a phenomenon.

Although most people don’t broadcast in advance their intention to engage in criminal activity, University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Systems and Engineering Information Matthew Gerber has discovered that the use of Twitter can help predict crime. [1] Researchers found that the result of the combined method of research was precise, accurately predicting 19 out of 25 crime types. [2]

In the age of social media, people are becoming more comfortable with expressing their opinions and letting complete strangers know information about their lives on the Internet. Because so much information is now shared on sites like Facebook and Twitter, police officers around the country have already solved hundreds of crimes by following the trail of tweets to the perpetrator. But now the cops are also using Twitter to help detect crimes that haven’t happened yet. [3] Statistics show that 3 out of 4 police officers utilize social media channels to investigate and prevent crime. This includes scouring Facebook for terrorist threats and surfing Twitter looking for extremist opinions and views. [4]

Resources

In order to better understand the concept of twitter law, the following articles and books can be referred to:

Articles:

Books:

[1] ‘Taking it to the Tweets: Statistics proves Twitter a powerful tool in forecasting crime’ (ScienceDaily, 1 August 2017) <https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170801101901.htm>

[2] ‘Twitter may be a powerful tool to predict crime: Study’ (The Economic Times, 3 August 2017) <https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/twitter-may-be-a-powerful-tool-to-predict-crime-study/articleshow/59901592.cms>

[3] Gabriel L. Grasso, ‘Tweet With Caution: Cops Using Twitter Before Crimes Are Committed’ (Grasso Defense, 21 July 2014) <https://grassodefense.com/tweet-with-caution-cops-using-twitter-before-crimes-are-committed/>

[4] ibid