Laird C. Kirkpatrick (George Washington University – Law School) has posted § 9:9 Authenticating Email, Social Media, Web Pages, Text Messages, Instant Messaging, Electronic Signatures (5 Federal Evidence 9:9 (4th ed. Thomson/Reuters 2013)) on SSRN.
Here is the abstract:
A particularly difficult evidentiary problem facing courts today is the proper standard for the authentication of electronic evidence or social media, such as emails, web pages, text messages, instant messaging and electronic signatures. This article analyzes the court decisions addressing these issues.