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Facebook dumps Bing. Are we looking at the next Google?

Facebook searchAs reported over the weekend by Reuters’ Alexei Oreskovic (@lexnfx), Facebook has stopped including results from Microsoft’s Bing search engine on its social networking site. The move comes as Facebook introduces Monday a search tool allowing users to search across comments and other information posted by their friends on Facebook. As Oreskovic explains, Facebook search … Continue Reading

Will Facebook be your newspaper of the future?

Facebook as our persoanlized newspaperInstead of newspaper moguls and editors deciding the news everyone sees, Facebook’s algorithms can tailor the news to the interests of the individual, delivering a mix of world news, community events, and updates about friends and family. This from Rob Lever (@rleverafp) reporting that Facebook is realizing its goal of becoming the personalized newspaper for … Continue Reading

Facebook becoming essential for law blog distribution

law blog distribution on FacebookWhen we founded LexBlog blog posts were delivered directly to readers via RSS feeds, email subscription, and users bookmarking blogs, in addition to Google searches. Fast forward 11 years and Facebook, with Google, dominates media distribution. Readers are no longer receiving blogs directly. Blog posts are being distributed socially. From Frédéric Filloux (@filloux), general manager … Continue Reading

Facebook to court law blog networks?

Facebook blog publishersFor many publishers Facebook and other social media have become a more important driver of traffic than Google. In the case of Facebook, as reported by Digiday’s John McDermott (@mcdermott), it’s not soley because of changes to Facebook’s Newsfeed more prominently featuring publishers’ stories. …[T]here’s a human component to Facebook’s recent embrace of the publishing … Continue Reading

New York Court rules Facebook may be used for service

Facebook law blogSocial media is establishing itself as an effective and reliable means of communication in this country. Even on legal matters. A New York Family Court Magistrate has ruled that a Staten Island man may use Facebook to serve his ex-wife legal notice that his child support payments should cease upon his son turning 21. Per … Continue Reading

Facebook appears to be expanding search

Facebook for lawyersFacebook is testing an expansion of its search feature, per TechCrunch’s Sarah Perez (@saraintampa). Facebook is enabling mobile users to search via keyword for old posts by friends, as well as content from pages they followed. The feature is only available to a small number of users for now. Called “Graph Search,” the feature was … Continue Reading

Facebook eliminating the junk in your News Feed

Facebook timelineAs reported by multiple sources this week, including Reed Albergotti (@WSJdigits) of the Wall Steer Journal, Facebook is cracking down on click bait. All too lawyers and other professionals I speak with complain about all the junk they see on Facebook. Part of the reason is that they don’t use it enough to help Facebook … Continue Reading

Blogging in parallel in Facebook

Facebook law blogWith the volume of people using Facebook and Facebook driving networking socially and business-wise, lawyers need to explore “blogging in Facebook.” I’m not referring to sharing one of your blog posts on Facebook, I am referring to posting in Facebook the type of piece you’d post on your blog, though a bit shorter. Management consultant … Continue Reading

Facebook still reigns among teens

Facebook for lawyersEvery time I mention the potential of Facebook, I hear that Facebook is on the decline, that younger people are no longer using Facebook. Not the case. Per Derek Thompson (@DKThomp), a senior editor at The Atlantic, aside from YouTube, Facebook and Instagram (owned by Facebook) are the most popular social networks in the country … Continue Reading

Facebook is not for auto-posting : It’s for engagement

Facebook for lawyers is a conversationI am beginning to use Facebook a fair amount to discuss things I’m passionate about. As with most people, I am passionate about personal things (my family at a Mariners’ game) and professional things (why legal executives ought to use social). I’m noticing lawyers and other legal professionals automatically posting items to Facebook with no … Continue Reading
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