social media contrubutiuon lawyers

Sree Sreenivasan (@Sree), a Professor at Columbia University and the school’s first Chief Digital Officer, presented a three hour advanced workshop for journalists, bloggers, and media professionals in Seattle last week.

Quite of a few of us from Lexblog attended. I’ve attended a lot of sessions on networking through the net and social media over the last 15 years, but I don’t remember any better than Sree’s.

Engaging, entertaining, insightful, thought provoking, practical tips. Sree delivered it all. Left me feeling I knew 20% of what I need to on social media when it comes to my empowering lawyers to network through the net.

Sree ended with us all standing and repeating the attributes of what a social media contribution must include. Obviously, a tweet, blog post, or an item shared on Facebook or Linked, need not include all the attrbutes, but they should have as many of the below attributes as possible.

Include as many of these attributes and you’ll be successful in your use of social media, per Sree.

  • Helpful
  • Useful
  • Timely
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Practical
  • Actionable
  • Generous
  • Credible
  • Brief
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Occasionally funny

I see no reason these attributions cannot be included in your contributions as a lawyer.

Image courtesy of Flickr by Secret Admiral.