The benefits of recording a webinar is that it has a shelf-life beyond its broadcast date. FTI Technology has made available a webcast from last year called Social media and eDiscovery or: how I learned to stop worrying and love digital ephemera
The thing about so-called “digital ephemera” is that much of it is less ephemeral than we think. Tweets, Facebook entries, chat threads and all sorts of things which seem of the moment can actually lay dormant for a long time and then turn up to bite us. Sometimes the adverse implications appear at once, as in the recent story of the girl who posted on Facebook about her parents successful litigation settlement. That was held to breach the confidentiality terms of the settlement and led to repayment of the settlement sum. What else is lurking in long-forgotten tweets and posts?
Someone this morning retwweeted a tweet of mine which I did not recognise. That, it transpired, was because I posted it 884 days ago. Fortunately, its contents were ones I am still happy to own. It shows, however, how long these things can sit around.
The speakers in the digital ephemera webinar are Shannon Capone Kirk, eDiscovery counsel at Ropes & Gray, David Freskos of FTI Technology and Barry Murphy. At the time of recording, Barry Murphy was with eDJ Group. He has since joined X1, a company specialising in finding exactly the kind of digital media which are the subject of this webinar.