The Securities and Exchange Commission informed companies of some new rules related to social media practices. Business owners can release information with status updates, posts, tweets and blogs as long as they let investors know what they are doing. One case in question involved a status update that a chief executive posted on his personal account as he offered congratulations for a record-high volume of business. The case carries implications for establishing a business in North Carolina and in the rest of the U.S. as companies must comply with requirements that all investors have full information related to financial aspects of the business at the same time. In the case in question, investors who did not follow him on social media did not have access to the same information in a timely fashion.