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Two legal companies doing Twitter the right away

Twitter legal companies law firmsIf I see a Tweet like the above, I feel pretty good. And why not? LexisNexis (@LexisNexis) is a multi-billion dollar company with over 20,000 Twitter followers — including executives in their parent company, Reed Elsevier, most LexisNexis employees, and a who’s who in the legal profession. We all have a little ego. We all … Continue Reading

Your new Twitter profile is available and waiting

New Twitter ProfileLogging into Twitter on your desktop you’ll be prompted to begin using the new Twitter profile. Twitter has been rolling the new profiles to select users over the last month plus. Today, the new web profile experience is being rolling out to all users. What’s new about the profile? With an assist from Kevan Lee at Buffer … Continue Reading

Are lawyers missing an opportunity to learn via Twitter?

20140222-213253.jpgHigh School Principal Kevin Deemer (@kevindeemer99), described educators not using social media as trees without branches. As soon as you get on Twitter, now you have branches. You become a forest very quickly. Kara Newhouse (@KaraNewhouse), education reporter for Lancaster Newspapers, had a wonderful piece today on teachers using Twitter for professional development. Through organized … Continue Reading

New Twitter profile pages likely to attract more lawyers to Twitter

20140212-215556.jpgIf you thought managing changes at LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+ was hard enough, get ready for possible changes at Twitter. As reported yesterday by Mashable’s Samantha Murphy (@heysmantha), Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that’s very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+. Twitter tests changes with select users before rolling them out to all users. … Continue Reading

Lawyers are a bigger deal on Twitter than they think.

The median active Twitter user (tweets at least once a month) has only 61 followers. This from research performed by Jon Bruner (@jonbruner), a data journalist at O’Reilly Radar. If you’re a lawyer seeing yourself as a Twitter laggard because you have only a few hundred followers, fear not. You’re in the 80th to 90th … Continue Reading

Are lawyers more connected than ever because of Twitter?

Golf Channel Analyst, Brandel Chamblee (@chambleebrandel), writes over on that tournament pros, admittedly a much smaller group than lawyers, are more connected than ever because of Twitter. Chamblee questions whether some pros are doing little more than killing time between rounds and travel, with some even getting drawn into conversations with social media morons. … Continue Reading

Is Twitter stock worth buying?

I say yes. Perhaps, not to sell overnight, but as a long term investment. I’ll confess, I am no investment guru. By starting companies, and self funding them, in the case of LexBlog, my investments tend to be one trick ponies. But I have been a believer in Twitter since day one – at least … Continue Reading

Will Twitter ever be mainstream? Does it matter?

A business development professional in a large law firm queried whether the firm or its lawyers needed to worry that much about Twitter. After all she said, Greentarget’s survey of in-house counsel’s use of social media found their use of Twitter dramatically less than their reading of law blogs. Twitter’s admissions in its IPO filing … Continue Reading

Put me in coach – I’m ready to play today

Mark Didtler of the AP reports that Enny Romero (@EnnyRomeroTB) was watching the Tampa Bay Ray’s 18-inning win Friday night at home in the Dominican Republic. Knowing that the extra inning affair would deplete the Ray’s pitching staff, Romero tweeted he was ready to pitch the following afternoon. In the midst of a pennant chase and … Continue Reading

Do you have an obligation to serve on Twitter?

Nineteen people started following me on Twitter in the last day. Crazy, but almost 17,000 people and organizations now receive my Tweets. I am not saying this to impress you. Walking from the ferry into the office this morning it dawned on me that I have an obligation to serve these folks. Not an obligation … Continue Reading

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