Legal bloggers can blog on Twitter in 280 characters – and blog effectively.

When Twitter was launched, blog publishers often described Twitter as micro-blogging. In fact, American Lawyer Media (ALM) once asked me to do a program at their Legaltech Show on micro-blogging using Twitter.

Blogging, done at its best, is a conversation. You listen

I use Twitter more to give shout outs to the good stuff being done by others than to broadcast about LexBlog and our doings.

I’ve always had a hard time believing I did something that qualified for bragging. Maybe that’s my Irish Catholic roots and my being an entrepreneur my whole life — nothing’s ever

In reviewing the digital publishing work of state bar associations, I looked at their use of Twitter.

Every state bar association, except one, is using Twitter. Many bars make their Twitter communications prominent on the front page of their website. Most invite people to follow them on Twitter.

Bars, generally, tweet news and information, varying

I am beginning to use Twitter more and more as a source of news and information from people and organizations I trust.

As part of doing so, I am whittling down the number of people I follow on Twitter to a more manageable number. By manageable I mean being able to open up my Twitter

Twitter is seeing big growth as a result of its move last September from a 140 character cap to a 280 character cap. Growth both as to more engaged users and its market value.

BuzzFeed News reports, via SocialFlow findings, that tweets longer than the old 140-character limit are generating much more engagement than tweets