Using Facebook to Screen Jurors

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    District Attorney to use Facebook profiles in jury selection | district, attorney, use - Top Story - Brownsville Herald

    Hmmmm. I could see some people updating their profiles to make themselves look biased in some way.

    Good idea?
     
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    Smart folks have their F/B settings on private so only friends can see their info.
     
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    I think its funny as hell to tell you the truth. Why not, facebook is public and very good look into what you think, feel and are up to. Who your friends are and what they think and feel.



     
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    It's a wee bit creepy, and it crosses a line. Interrogating a juror is one thing; investigating him is another.
     
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    Aside from the creepy stalker feeling I get from this.

    It's a bad idea.

    It assumes all people are the personna they put out on the internet instead of who they are.

    Incase you didn't know; people lie on the internet. shocking I know.
     
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    Depends on what they are doing and how they do it.

    If someone has thousands of friends, how are they going to judge all of them as applied to the person?

    meh

    If it saves time and money, fine, if it's a waste, stop it.
     
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    Seems reasonable, as long as he doesn't try to ask me for my Facebook profile information so he can look it up.
     
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    And what do you think employers are doing with facebook?
     
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    I'm with you EZ but I suppose it's inevitable. It's public information. The uncomfortable part is that they may be reading it in front of you. Imagine the facial expressions when they check out the photos!:tongue::eek::mad::eusa_clap::up:::hitit:
     

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