Social media enables people to express their feelings, thoughtsand opinions, keep in touch with others, share information, and beentertained.

There are numerous social media sites, and some of the mostpopular include: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat andPinterest.

Facebook most popular

In fact, studies performed by the Pew Research Center showedthat in 2016, Facebook was America's most popular platform.Specifically, the study revealed that 79% of internet users (68% ofall U.S. adults) used Facebook, and that older adults were joiningin record numbers when compared to previous years.

But what are the effects of social media on landscapes such asthe legal environment? As we progress into a more"tech-savvy" age, it is imperative that attorneys and their clientsunderstand the role social media now plays in the discoveryprocess.

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