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Posted in: Blogging

Law bloggers a gift to reporters and publishers

Veteran blogger and developer, Dave Winer (@davewiner), hit on why bloggers are so important to reporters in a post last week. Bloggers are your sources. They are the people who previous generations of reporters had to reach by telephone. These days reporters can skim hundreds of perspectives on the web, prioritized by search engines. The… Continue Reading

Posted in: Blogging

Law blogs and free Getty Images a good fit?

“Millions of images. Free to use. Share the word.” This from Getty Images this week when it announced the ability for people to easily embed and share its imagery – at no cost – for non-commercial use on websites, blogs and social media channels through a new embed tool. Although Getty Images plans to get… Continue Reading

Posted in: Cool Stuff

Above the Law Attorney@Blog conference : Join me in NYC

Above the Law, one of the leading law blogs in the country is hosting a one day ”Convocation of leading legal bloggers” next Friday March 14th at The Yale Club in New York City. Entitled “Attorney@Blog,” the conference will feature a series of panel discussions covering an array of issues facing the legal blogging community, including… Continue Reading

Posted in: Mobile, Publishing, RSS & Syndication

Zite has left the building : News app popular among lawyers acquired by Flipboard

Zite, which I’ve described as a Pandora for content, has been acquired by Flipboard. Zite, which had previously been acquired by CNN, was popular among lawyers because of its ability to curate news and information on niche subjects. As opposed to having to subscribe to feeds from various sources and on key phrases on a… Continue Reading

Posted in: Social Media Principles

Social media for business development by lawyers is a big lie?

I stumbled across a post on Google+ by Legal SEO consultant, Conrad Saam (@conradsaam), that anyone who believes that social media can be used by lawyers for business development is nuts. More precisely Saam believes “Every Social Media Consultant is Lying to You.” Nice. Saam then goes on at length to discuss social media at… Continue Reading

Posted in: Blogging

Non-monetary benefits from blogging are greater than the monetary

This from WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) near the end of his conversation with Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, as part of LinkedIn’s Speaker Series. Mullenweg’s point, which he acknowledges he picked up from someone else, is that you make money because of your blog, not from your blog. The non-monetary benefits from publishing are… Continue Reading