Social media is a electronic public platform used in today’s day and age... It took congress till 2014 to classify emails and other electronic records as a federal record, requiring then to be preserved. Social media is no different than any other form of electronic communication, except that it has the power to be far more influential with a much faster review than even email. We can see the effects right now as I type this opinion. This power and influence alone should be a enough of a reason.