Friday, October 16, 2009

TwitterBar : A Twitter Add-On Extension for Mozilla Firefox allows the Simple and Fast Posting of Tweets from the Address Bar : By ScribeFire Maker

We are just starting out with Twitter and ran across a Mozilla Firefox Add-On Extension called TwitterBar by Christopher Finke which fits our own needs fantastically: It is simple and fast for posting tweets, especially about a given website page that one is just viewing on the screen.

See the reviews here.

Social Networking Impacts Legal Marketing as More and More Lawyers Join Social Media Sites : Carolyn Elefant Reports at Nolo's Legal Marketing Blawg

Social networks are here to stay, and increasingly so for the legal profession. Carolyn Elefant at Nolo's Legal Marketing Blawg in Legal Marketing : Social Media Trends informs us that:
"[M]ore lawyers are joining social networking sites. According to the Leader Networks Study, 78 percent of lawyers polled reported membership in an online social network, up substantially from 59 percent in 2008. And participation runs across all age groups, with 86 percent of lawyers aged 25-35 belonging to social networks, followed by 76 percent of those 36-45 and 66 percent of those in the 46-55+ category. "
Read Carolyn's detailed posting about the "how to's" of social media marketing for lawyers.

Cloud Computing Legal Risks : Software as a Service Not Without its Dangers : John L. Watkins of Chorey, Taylor & Feil Reports

John L. Watkins of Chorey, Taylor & Feil informs us that a Sidekick Episode Provides Real World Example of Cloud Computing Risks. He writes, inter alia:
"As things presently exist, it appears that users of cloud based services may have little in the way of legal remedies."
Hat tip to German American ExecuNet at LinkedIn.

How Blogs, Twitter & Social Media Are Changing Legal Reporting - November 4, 2009 Media Conference in San Francisco for Journalists, Bloggers, Others

A free half-day MEDIA CONFERENCE on How Blogs, Twitter & Social Media Are Changing Legal Reporting with a following reception will take place 1 to 5 p.m.on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at the Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California.

The Conference is being sponsored by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and by PICO, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Public Information and Community Outreach Committee. As written at the Media Conference website:
"Journalists, bloggers, new media content providers and others reporting on the business of the courts are encouraged to attend. The event is free but space is limited. To register, click here."
It looks quite good and is of course the kind of thing we miss attending, being located in Europe.

Social Networking Surpasses E-Mail on the Web and Poses New Challenges for Law Firms, Lawyers and Legal Community - ESI Electronic Discovery Issues

At the New York Law Journal, Technology Today, Federal E-Discovery Issues, there is a June 20, 2009 article titled Social Networking Data Presents New Challenges, authored by H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal, litigation partners at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and assisted in the preparation of the article by Liad Levinson, an associate at the firm, and Jenna Statfeld, a summer associate at the firm. They write:

"The rapid growth of social networking Web sites in the workplace means companies can no longer ignore them. Companies should consider whether their current electronic communications policies are sufficient to cover social networking sites....

User activity on social networking sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace warrant serious concern.

According to a recent article in The New York Times, “Time spent on social networks surpassed that for e-mail for the first time in February [2009], signaling a paradigm shift in consumer engagement with the internet.

Read the whole article here

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