Internet & Social Software

Social Networking: Legal Update (Straight Talk)

Course Overview
Rapidly growing, constantly changing, and providing everyone – and anyone – the power to instantaneously broadcast information to the world, social media is potentially as risky as it is revolutionary. Peter Vogel, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, reminds you why your company cannot afford to fall behind in this evolving technological arena.

Track: Straight Talk
Straightforward explanations of key technologies and their business value

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Identify why IT and business executives should care about social media;
  • Describe how organizations develop a policy on the use of social media;
  • Distinguish between an "Wikipedia" and "Wikileaks";
  • Explain why "terms of service" are important to users of social media.

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Speaker / Author:

Photo of Peter S. Vogel

Peter Vogel - Presenter
Peter S. Vogel is a Partner with the law firm Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in Dallas, Texas, where he serves as Chair of the e-Discovery Team and Co-Chair of the Technology Industry Practice Group. Mr. Vogel holds a Masters in Computer Science and a Certificate in Data Processing, and has worked as a programmer, systems analyst, graduate school lecturer and management consultant. He has written and lectured nationally on computer law topics, including the Internet, e-Commerce, and the e-Discovery. Mr. Vogel served as President of the Dallas Bar Association. Since 1997, he has served as Chair of the Texas Supreme Court Judicial Committee on Information Technology.
He also serves as a Court Ordered Mediator and Special Master in Computer e-Discovery, Technology, and Internet Matters. Mr. Vogel is an Adjunct Law Professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law and since 2000 taught courses on the Law of eCommerce. You may review his blog on the Internet, IT, and e-Discovery at

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS

Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $29.00

Course Code : WIT-1859

Passing Grade: 70%
Course Level: N/A

Format Type: Flash

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