Courtney Love Twitter Defamation Trial Will Feature 'Testifying Social Media Expert'
I was reading through the last post on LBW about the Courtney Love Twitter defamation lawsuit (by Brendan McKenna, Law.com's news editor) when I got to the last sentence: "Love has 40,000 followers, and Simorangkir has hired a social media expert to testify about "what kind of credibility is given to statements made on a casual forum like Twitter."
[sound of car tires screeching]
What was that? A testifying social media expert? As they say on the Bud Lite commercials, "Here We Go!!!"
This development immediately raises several questions in my mind:
1. Has Brian Tannebaum been alerted to this and, if so, did he survive hearing the news?
2. Has there ever been a "testifying social media expert" before in the history of U.S. jurisprudence?
3. Can we make "accepted by the court as a social media expert," the new universal standard for holding oneself out as a guru?
For the record, the person identified as the prospective "testifying social media expert" is reportedly Jessie Stricchiola (above), founder of Alchemist Media.
Posted by Bruce Carton on January 6, 2011 at 11:10 AM | Permalink
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