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As the saying goes “I’ve seen the future and the future is now.” This was my first reaction after analyzing two recent surveys regarding social media and its nexus with e-discovery. The first one was from Clearwell (now a part of Symantec) and the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) entitled “Trends in E-discovery: Cloud and Collection.” Beyond examining cloud issues, the survey also queried respondents about the growing impact of social media on e-discovery. While many of the responses struck me as intuitive, the survey underscores the fact that we have crossed over the chasm of social media to the point that this content simply cannot be ignored any longer—particularly from risk, compliance and e-discovery perspectives.