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Unintended consequences of posting online: Use of social networking sites sparks legal battles for Courtney Love and college students

Celebrity Courtney Love has recently been at the forefront of social media related controversy.

Celebrity Courtney Love has recently been at the forefront of social media related controversy.

Social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram have become as much a part of our daily lives as morning coffee. Yet those who enjoy these sites rarely think about the unintended consequences of posting every passing thought and emotion for the world to see. A case in point is that of rock singer Courtney Love who has been embroiled in more than one lawsuit related to posts that she has made on social media sites.

The case of Courtney Love

It all began in early 2009 when Love accused fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir of being a prostitute and dealing drugs. Read more