The NYPD is following your Facebook feed, you're a virtual whore for Starbucks and you should probably hold that Twitpic of your boss's double chin. There have been myriad examples of social networking getting people into trouble and it appears in light of our over-sharing society, the long arm of the law is more than happy to admit our computer-generated indiscretions admissible as evidence in court.
In a recent federal case in Pennsylvania, a man claimed that he serious suffered physical and psychological damages stemming from a car accident. But he must be a descendant of Lazarus himself, because Facebook photos showed him on "motorcycle trips" and "riding a mule." In its opinion, the court stated that Facebook photos, or "limited [relevant] 'public' information is clearly discoverable." The court goes on to insist that the "scope of discovery into social media sites 'requires the application of basic discovery principles in a novel context.'" In other words: trolling Facebook for dirt is par for the course. So whether you're a jilted belly dancer or former congressman, it's best to keep your social media clear of incriminating evidence.