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Twitter lists for business development : Get dancing

My friend Steve Matthews (@stevematthews), founder of Stem, a web strategy and development company for law firms, shared last week why he is a big fan of Twitter lists. Steve offered a number of reasons why he likes Twitter lists, including the ability to follow people via a list without actually “following” them and the… Continue Reading

Slick Twitter feature : Notification of favorited tweets

Harrison Weber (@harrisonweber) of The Next Web shared this morning that Twitter has expanded its alerts to notify you when someone favorites a tweet you’re mentioned in. Until now you received an alert only when someone favorited one of your tweets. Yes, this may seem like a minor change, but it expands Twitter’s existing notification… Continue Reading

Twitter is a reporter’s dream : Opportunity awaits lawyers

Twitter is a reporter’s dream, per Janine Gibson (@janinegibson), Editor in Chief of the Guardian US, speaking today at the Social Media Summit presented by the New York Times, Knight Foundation, and the BBC Academy’s College of Journalism. “Twitter is always first with news now,” New York Times President, Mark Thompson, told the Summit, “TV… Continue Reading

Twitter handle is your identifier

There’s a lot of discussion on the net of late of the need to develop and use a Google+ Profile, also known as an identifier. No question I am working on my Google Profile through my activity on Google+, but your identity of record for now is your Twitter handle. How do I identify you… Continue Reading

Nielsen-Twitter partnership : A lesson for lawyers and law firms

We’ve come a long ways since the days of watching Ozzie and Harriet and Dick Van Dyke. Rather than just receiving a broadcast show on black and white TV’s with rabbit ear antennae, we’re spontaneously exchanging thoughts about what we’re watching with people across town and across the country. Nielsen, TV’s longstanding provider of metrics, wants in on… Continue Reading

Twitter rolls out ability to download your Tweets

Worry no more about losing a history of what you’ve been reading and sharing. Twitter is keeping CEO Dick Costolo’s promise. Per The Next Web’s Martin Bryant (@MartinSFP) Twitter has started rolling out the option to download all of your tweets. An archive link is available on the bottom of your settings for those of… Continue Reading

Does free speech on social media threaten the security of U.S.?

I never could have imagined that anyone could be raising that question for something like Twitter, which most folks thought fairly amusing a couple years ago. But as the New York Times’ Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) reported this morning, Representative Ted Poe, a Texas Judge turned congressman, along with six other congressman sent a letter to… Continue Reading

False information posted to twitter is quickly vetted

Hurricane Sandy made clear that Twitter is the go to place for breaking news on events and emergencies. But with open-source news comes challenges. One challenge is the accuracy of the information shared. With the low barrier to entry combined with the urge to publish, many people are tempted to break news before checking their… Continue Reading