George Zimmerman trial lessons: How not to use social media

You see, in certain instances, a trial witness’s social media breadcrumbs may undermine her credibility and score points for your client. But when the witness — and the lawyer trying to impeach the witness with her social networking activities — display as much combined tech savvy as J-Lo’s PR machine, hilarity trouble may ensue:

(h/t @PhilipMiles)

  • Anthony Bowser

    Wow, that was just painful.

  • The prosecutor with the computer asking bout the Twitter account is, unfortunately and obviously, not very computer savvy. I noticed this morning, while watching the trial, that he needed repeated assistance using the computer.

  • Norma Briggs

    Ouch, just ouch.

  • michae1803

    This was painful. But the fact that so much of it is so obvious to you guys is testament to a generational gap. (You probably don’t realize this, but at one time people actually used to read and write comments in newspapers, which we would send to the paper in writing through snail mail.) Actually I was more surprised that SHE seemed only slightly more knowledgable about Twitter than he did. She seemed so much younger than the prosecutor.

    • You baby boomers sure had it rough. How miles did you have to walk to school through the winter snow? šŸ˜‰
      With respect to the prosecutor, Iā€™m not giving him any pass on not being a Twitter guy. Any trial attorney, especially those who try to present social media evidence, which is fast becoming commonplace, better have a decent working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (at the very least).