My name is Ryan Garcia. I’ve been a technology attorney since 2000 and began representing Dell’s Social Media and Communities team in 2010 as the social media explosion was taking over the Internet. As a former programmer and a life-long geek, I found the intersection of technology and interaction presented by social media to be a revolution and I wanted in as soon as possible.
As I began working in the emerging social media law field I came to realize how little material was out there. I started this blog as a way to explore the intersection of social media and the law. Later, I developed one of the first social media law classes which I still teach at the University of Texas School of Law. I also co-authored Social Media Law in a Nutshell for West Academic.
Social media is now a part of our daily lives and I think most legal systems have done a great job adapting to this new technology, but there are still issues to be figured out and I hope to use this blog as an exploration of those ongoing questions.