The Murky World of Social Media

A jilted boyfriend who put nude pictures of his former lover on Facebook has been sentenced to six months’ jail – the first social networking-related conviction in Australian history and one of just a handful in the world.


The Internet is not some Wild West frontier where anything goes. You are still bound by the rule of law – whether posting inappropriate content or lying.

You need to treat social networking platforms as you would a face to face conversation. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are just a platform, you are still talking to people – you are just having a conversation with the help of a computer, tablet or smartphone.

If you need help having conversations with your customer online, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.