Private Schools and Social Media

Private schools don’t need to worry about the First Amendment restrictions that bedevil public school administrators.  But that doesn’t mean they don’t develop their own headaches as a result of what their students post on social media sites. What Freedom of Speech? I recently blogged at length about the complex body of case law applying […]

Augmented Reality, Political Groupthink, and Civil Society

Earlier this month, I wrote about one potential danger of immersive augmented reality–the potential for becoming addicted to it.  The chances for dependency will increase, I argued, the more ubiquitous the technology becomes, and the more we gain the ability to customize the augmented displays that we see.   Augmentation could then become narcissism and self-aggrandizement. There […]

NLRB Releases Detailed Memo Summarizing Its Social Media Cases

Yesterday, August 18, the National Labor Relations Board released a memorandum authored by its Acting General Counsel, Lafe E. Solomon.  The 24-page memo summarizes the facts and holdings in each of the social media-related cases his office has been involved in over the past year.  It doesn’t identify the cases by name (although you may […]

Social Media and Student Discipline in Public Schools

If there is a boundary, count on high school students to test it.  And with the advent of social media, now the entire world–not to mention their school administrators and the rest of their student body–can watch them do it.  Hundreds, probably thousands, of public middle and high school students have been disciplined for material […]

AR Addiction: Could Augmented Reality Get Too Immersive?

Can you be trusted to design your own reality? Immersed in the Digital World Augmented Reality technology is all about customizing the world around us.  Through video-enabled smartphone and tablet apps, and soon directly through eyewear, it overlays digital data over our perception of the physical world.  The virtual world gets layered directly on top […]

Some Employees’ Online Rants Cross the Line: New Guidance From the NLRB

As I’ve previously discussed, the National Labor Relations Board has taken the stance in several recent cases that employees’ griping about their employers in social media sites was “concerted activity” protected by federal labor laws.  Many people have felt that those cases set a disturbing precedent and overly restricted employers’ ability to protect their reputations […]