In the eDiscovery world, collections from emails, personal computers, and cloud servers have been par for the course. The law, often a few steps behind technology, has only used social media in a few circumstances. Other industries, however, have found lots of use for social media collection. Exhibit A:
Looks like coaches are looking at potential player’s Twitter in sizing them up. I’m sure Facebook and Instagram would also bring up plenty of interesting material.
Check out some college athletes who got in trouble from Twitter postings.
With tools like X1 Social Discovery, which E-STET uses, rapid, mass social media collection is a reality. In this reality you can avoid the burdensome cut and paste, and instead quickly archive and search all public postings by anyone. The uses of that application is wide ranging, and could change more than just the college recruiting game.