About SoMeLaw Thoughts

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.


4 responses to “About SoMeLaw Thoughts

  1. I think your blog fills a very nice niche. I wish you lots of success with it.
    My brother is lately also involved with drawing up an information technology law in Pakistan. In Pakistan, we have also started facing all the consequences of the internet, social media, and smartphones that has developed over the last decade without a clear law handling the outcomes. I will share your blog with my brother, since I am sure it will be useful to him.

  2. loved your blog! high on quality information! Glad that i stumbled upon you 🙂

  3. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/05/facebook-one-year-later-what-really-happened-in-the-biggest-ipo-flop-ever/275987/
    Just read this. Really interesting. Since Facebook is “Social Media” wondered if you had any thoughts, although this looks like typical insider trading to me.

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