The defense employment bar is becoming increasingly aware of the potential to uncover valuable information from social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc., as well as email services such as gmail. An ever increasing number of employees are joining one or more of these networking sites. For example, Facebook, which claimed 250 million “active users” as of July 2009, reached 400 million active users as of February 2010! And they do mean “active.” According to Facebook, “50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day” and “People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook.” Facebook states that the “Average user creates 70 pieces of content each month” and “More than 25 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month”!
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